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10 Ideas for Decorating with Lights for Christmas

By on November 27, 2018

Here are 10 fabulous and fun ways to decorate with Christmas lights this season that will, hopefully, convince your family and friends that you can even decorate with them before Thanksgiving next year.

We’ve curated tips, tricks and design inspiration from around the web for your Christmas and holiday light display this year. We’ll be adding more to our Pinterest board – Christmas Lights, Accessories and Ideas – so follow up online.

Firefly Lights

One of the newest types of string lights are called firefly lights. They are smaller lights on inconspicuous wires that are a much cleaner look than traditional mini lights. They can come with an attached battery pack for areas that have no power plug ins, and those packs usually have timers so you never forget to turn them off! (If you use traditional string lights, consider getting a timer you plug in to the wall, then plug the lights into, at the hardware store.) Look at your craft stores, or online for firefly lights. Restoration Hardware sells the starry lights in the photo above.

via Decorating Your Small Space


Fireflies lantern

Easy DIY Christmas decoration that looks beautifully festive with stargazer lights.

Via Craftionary


Christmas Outdoor Snow Lanterns

If you don’t like the idea above, then this one might win you. Those are cotton balls covering tea lights inside. They soooo look like real snow right?

via Decoholic


Create cozy spaces!

To achieve this look, hang LED snowflake lights from the ceiling and across mirrors to create your own winter wonderland indoors! You can use all kinds of Christmas lights to create your own unique cozy atmospheres!

via Christmas Lights Etc.


Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Lights

This project was really just a matter of strategically wrapping a string of Christmas lights around an upside-down tomato cage to get the look and feel of a Christmas tree.

via 17 Apart


Driftwood Christmas Tree


Step by step tutorial on how to make your own driftwood at home to use in driftwood crafts and projects. If you’ve ever wondered where to get driftwood.

via Driftwood


Lighted Burlap Garland

Lighted Burlap Garland find the step-by-step directions here

via Create Craft Love.


Reindeer DIY Centerpiece

Got some branches lying around, make it into an amazing table centerpiece! Make Santa’s favorite reindeer this season by following these instructions

via Every Day Dishes and DIY


Porch Looks

An inspired porch look. More ideas here.

via Style Estate


Christmas Light Balls

Christmas light balls are extremely popular outdoor Christmas decorations that are unique in appearance. Many times found in holiday light shows, botanical gardens, and other elegant displays, Christmas light balls are actually easy to make with just a few supplies. Step-by-step directions here.

via Christmas Lights Etc.

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One Comment

  1. Sandra Watts

    November 28, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Great ideas and beautiful photos. I shared!

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