ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Command
Brand from 3M—known for its damage-free indoor organizing and
decorating products—is introducing a new line of Command Outdoor
Products to help homeowners go all out decorating the outside of
their home this holiday season.
includes clear window hooks, decorative hooks and light clips that are
equipped with new water- and UV-resistant adhesive strips, specially
formulated to withstand weather conditions including rain, snow and
extreme temperatures (-20F to 125F). The hooks and clips hold strongly
to outdoor windows, siding, gutters, doors and other smooth surfaces.
And, like all Command Brand Products, they remove cleanly without
“Every holiday season, Command Brand Products help homeowners transform
the inside of their homes with festive decorations,” says Kate Semersky,
Command Brand business unit manager. “With the addition of Command
Outdoor Products, we will empower homeowners to expand their creativity
on the exterior of their homes as well.”
One homeowner, John Storms, is already using these products to
supercharge his extravagant outdoor holiday lights display. Storms
became an Internet sensation thanks to his many online
videos, featuring displays that use more than 25,000 lights
synchronized to popular music. Storms offers the following tips to
inspire homeowners to get creative with their outdoor holiday
Don’t burn out. Test the lights before you start hanging them.
You don’t want to find out later that the bulbs have burnt out and
have to replace them once they’re already in place.
Mix up your lights. LED bulbs in cool white look very different
than bulbs in warm white. Combining them in the display will help
create a more dynamic effect.
Be flexible. The key to a clean lights display is keeping the
strings tight and precise. Use Command Outdoor Light Clips to string
lights and garland in various holiday shapes, such as a tree or star
on the siding. Remember to take a step back every once in a while to
review your progress, and adjust the positioning as you go.
Accent with color. Choose colorful lights to enhance certain
areas of the home. A simple way to add a pop of color is to string
blue or red lights around small holiday wreaths, and hang them on
Command Outdoor Window Hooks in each window of the home.
Quality over quantity. Don’t overwhelm your home with
decorations and lights. Small light displays can often times have a
For more outdoor decorating ideas and inspiration from John, check out
You can find Command Outdoor Products online and at home centers and
mass merchandisers nationwide, ranging in price from $4.99 to $14.99.
Twittercue: Go all out with #holidaylights this season! Get
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About John Storms
John Storms began creating mega lights
displays on his home in Austin, Texas in 1999. His displays feature more
than 25,000 lights programmed to hours of music and have garnered
millions of online views. Videos of his displays have been featured on
national and local media outlets including the TODAY Show, Good Morning
America, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The O’Reilly Factor, The Wendy Williams
Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and more.
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