With the holidays quickly approaching it is time for many to adorn the outside of their homes with lights and other decorations. You may not have thought about using lights to decorate around your driveway! While you are outside preparing your house for the holidays, be sure to check your driveway for cracks or other damage. After inspecting your driveway, if you need some repair, call a professional. XSealer Asphalt Maintenance can complete asphalt sealing in Columbia MD, and beyond. Certainly it is a great way to improve the appearance and longevity of your driveway.
Lighted Driveway Tunnel Spreads Holiday Cheer
We found a great DIY holiday light project for your home. Build a tunnel over your driveway to show off your outdoor lights. Without a doubt, decorations will make your property stand out and hopefully spread some holiday cheer to your neighbors.
Creating a holiday light tunnel can be completed with a few fairly easy steps. The following are the instructions for making one 30 foot arch.
First, determine how many arches you’ll need based on how long your driveway is and adjust your supplies accordingly. Then, gather the tools and supplies you will need. Basic tools needed for this project are duct tape, a hammer, PVC glue and a drill.
To create each arch, you will need:
3 – 10′ pieces of 3/4″ PVC pipe
2 – 3/4″ PVC connectors
2 – 4′ pieces of 1/2″ rebar
1 – string of C7 lights
Create your arches by gluing the PVC connectors to one side of the pipes. (Attaching just one side makes disassembly and storage much easier!) Next, connect the pipes to begin to form the arch. Connect the pipes together loosely and cover each connector with a piece of duct tape to secure it.
Next, attach the lights to your arch by drilling a hole in the PVC pipe and inserting the light clip. Alternatively, you can skip that step and simply use duct tape to attach the lights to the pipe.
Now it is the time to assemble the arches. On each side of the driveway, hammer one piece of rebar about halfway into the ground. It becomes a two person job as you lift your PVC and slide it onto the rebar. Finally, make sure that all of the “male” plugs are on the side where you’ll attach the extension cords.
After constructing and placing the arches, your driveway will be a beautiful lighted display!
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