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A Way To Hang Lights In Trees

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Hello fellow PC members


I had a real struggle with hanging my lights in my trees (also knees going up latter) and got real tired of the plastic ones that can be purchased off the shelf at the local hardware store. I think I busted every one I picked up well as they say "need is the mother of invention" and I come up with a hook that works great. The hook works off the thought process that I did not want any new fangled loop or pole set up to make it work.


The hook is made of solid rolled steel and is made to work with a common push broom or a painters pole. The hook has a larger side for installation on a branch, wire, or frame work and a smaller side to put your string of lights or ornament on (wife swiped some to hang bird feeders also). I put the hook as far up as 50 foot and as short as 10 foot from the ground. Yes, from the ground for the old timers (myself included) no ladder needed. The one issue I did have was I painted the hook green umm well at 50 foot in the air seeing that small hole is a trick (still looking for one). I painted the small of the hole bright yellow and works like a charm.


See attached file


I have a bunch of them made up and would be willing to sell them.

The ones I have are not painted but I will paint them up for you or you can paint them yourself.

I am asking $6.45 per hook and if you would like me to paint them add another $1.00 + Shipping

Colors are Green, White, Black, Yellow


I thought I would call it a real cool name like the "hookanator or the Raxor Hook" but I will just go with

the "DSE Tree Hook"


Check out the PDF and let me know your thoughts

I will take Paypal or gold bars no first born (just getting ride of them)

PM me if you would like to make an investment


P,S, Pass the link if you like, e-mail a freind, yell it out your window

Remember the life you save will be mine. I am using this money to by more lights after 26 years of stink eye from my wife I think she will kick a hole in me..... :blink: ... :unsure:


Light Hanger by DSE.pdf

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Yours looks really professional.  I took a very inexpensive paint roller handle and reshaped it using a bench vise and a hammer.

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Yours looks really professional.  I took a very inexpensive paint roller handle and reshaped it using a bench vise and a hammer.




The paint roller idea is great also

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