Hanging Costco patio string lights can add a beautiful and cozy ambiance to your outdoor space. Here are our instructions to help you hang Feit patio lights from Costco. Keep in mind that these instructions are meant to provide a general guideline, you should always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and local safety regulations.

Materials You’ll Need:

  1. Feit Costco Patio lights (string lights)
  2. Screw hooks, cup hooks, or adhesive hooks
  3. Outdoor-safe extension cord (if needed)
  4. Ladder or step stool
  5. Zip ties or clips (for securing lights, might not be needed)
  6. Smart plug (if desired)


  1. Plan and Measure:
    • Determine where you want to hang the patio lights. Consider the layout of your patio, the available power sources, and the desired aesthetic.
    • Measure the distance between anchor points to estimate the length of lights you’ll need (0:40 second mark of video above).
  2. Choose Hanging Points:
    • Identify suitable anchor points for hanging the lights. Common options include:
      • Trees, fence posts, or pergola beams
      • Exterior walls or siding (what we used)
      • Freestanding poles or posts
    • Make sure the chosen points are sturdy and can support the weight of the lights.
  3. Install Hooks:
    • Depending on your chosen anchor points, install screw hooks, cup hooks, or adhesive hooks. Screw hooks and cup hooks are typically used for hanging lights from structures like trees, pergolas, or fences.
    • Adhesive hooks can be used on walls, but make sure they are outdoor-rated and suitable for your specific surface. We wanted something more duarble and permanent so we drilled holes in the stucco and drove the hooks into the small holes.
  4. Test Layout:
    • Before hanging the Feit Costco Patio lights, loosely drape them along the planned path to make sure you’re happy with the arrangement.
  5. Hang the Lights:
    • Begin at one end and start attaching the lights to the hooks you installed. If using screw or cup hooks, you can loop the light string around the hooks. If using adhesive hooks, they often have a clip or notch for holding the lights.
  6. Secure the Lights:
    • Use zip ties or clips to secure the light strings in place along the path you want them to follow. This prevents them from swaying in the wind. This may or may not be needed, it depends on your set up.
  7. Extension Cord and Power:
    • If your power source is not located near your lights, use an outdoor-safe extension cord to connect to the nearest outlet. We ran power from a ceiling fan and added a new outlet on the ceiling of the patio overhang. See 2:10 mark of video above.
    • Ensure all connections are protected from the elements, and keep the connections elevated if possible to prevent water from entering.
  8. Safety and Weatherproofing:
    • Make sure all cords, plugs, and connections are rated for outdoor use to prevent hazards.
    • Make note of circuit everything is running on in case you need to flip it if power goes out to the lights.
  9. Optional Accessories:
    • You can use timers, remote controls, or smart plugs to control the lights’ on/off schedule. We highly recommend smart wifi plugs so you can control them with a schedule or use your phone to turn them on or off.
  10. Test the Lights:
  11. Maintenance:
    • Regularly check the lights and connections for any signs of damage or wear. Replace any damaged components promptly.

Always prioritize safety when hanging Feit Costco Patio lights. If you’re uncertain about any step, consult the manufacturer’s guidelines or consider hiring a professional electrician or lighting installer. Additionally, be mindful of local regulations regarding outdoor lighting installations and any potential restrictions.