Staple one end of the drop light cord on a tree or post, making sure not to place the staple through the wires.
If you have a set of paper lanterns that are made for bulbs, then you will need to purchase light drop cords made to work with the lanterns. This is a fairly easy way to add color and charm to an outdoor party. Make sure that you have two sturdy posts of some kind -- such as trees -- on which to anchor your light drop cords.
Attach all of the paper lanterns around the bulbs on the drop light cord.
Pull the light cord with the lanterns across a high space toward the second post or tree.
Staple the end of the light drop cord against the second tree.
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