The soft glow of string lights can lighten up any room in your house. Now that Christmas is approaching we dress up our home and one of the best way to do so is to use string lights. Apart from putting them on the Christmas tree there are so many other ways to use them. You can add them to your Christmas decor as bed canopies or ambient lighting. One of the best thing about the following projects is that you can keep them whole year long, most of them at least. We have rounded up ten gorgeous ideas and DIY projects to add a touch of whimsy to your space with Christmas lights.

1. String-Light Wall Christmas Tree


This is a cute idea that you can create easily by using some adhesive hooks, felt star ornaments and a string light. Perfect for any empty wall, placed in the hallway or in the kid’s room. Don’t forget to add some gift wrapped boxes!

2. Spray Painted Christmas Lights


Some of the Christmas lights come in green to match your evergreen tree. However if you would like to hang it somewhere else, green wires won’t look that pretty. Here is the solution for this problem: spray painted gold Christmas lights! They are really quick and easy to make. Check out the tutorial for the “Comfort and Joy” banner as well.

3. Large Glass Bowl and String Lights


With a large glass bowl or mason jar and string lights you can create a beautiful ambient light. It will look nice placed on the floor or on a console. You don’t need any DIY skills, just look around the house if you can find an empty glass vase. Quick and super simple idea!

4. DIY Pixie Dust Lights


To create this beautiful Tink-inspired pixie dust light you only need a few things – tulle, rubber bands, LED string lights and scissors. The kids will love the outcome and they can also help you making this simple project.

5. Large Mason Jar Canisters


Illuminated large heavy mason jars make a unique Christmas decoration. It’s simple to make and after the holidays you can use the jars in your kitchen or you can create a new decoration. You will need some pieces of burlap and washi tape to tape the top of the light string to the lid.

6. DIY Flameless Fire Pit


One of our favorite idea is this DIY Flameless Fire Pit. You can make your home super cozy even if you don’t have a fireplace, you just have to make this fun project. Instead of real fire, the string lights will give off that cozy feeling. Click on the link to see the step-by-step tutorial.

7. DIY Glittering Lightscape


Here is a beautiful idea from Apartment Therapy. It looks really pretty and it will be a great decor to your bedroom, living room or anywhere you want to enjoy cozy, dimmed lights. You will only need some inexpensive supplies and a few hours to make this DIY Glittering Lightscape. It is also a great weekend project!

8. Lights on the Dinner Table


String light looks great spread on a perfectly set table as well. You can welcome dinner guests with a little ambiance. You can use any type of lights but if you fancy this style check out the Ping Pong Ball Lights tutorial here.

9. Lighted Curtains


10. String Lights and Photos


Family photos always give a warm atmosphere to a home. What’s even better is to use string lights to hang the old pictures. It is a unique alternative to the traditional picture frames. During the festive season you can add in some postcards you received from friends and family.