When it comes to hanging string lights on your covered patio the best way to do it is;
Step 1: Decide on Anchor Points. Wrap string lights around the outside of your deck.
Step 2: Attach the Screw Eyes. Predrill holes in the indicated positions of the wood structural supports.
Step 3: Use carabiners to secure the string lights.
Step 4: Replace the light bulbs.
Step 5: Connect the string lights to the power source.