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 ways 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 things 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 using some adhesive hooks, felt star ornaments, and strong light. Perfect for any empty wall placed in the hallway or 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 a console. You don’t need any DIY skills; 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 do 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 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 ideas 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 a 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 for 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 the table as well. You can welcome dinner guests with a little ambiance. You can use any type of light, but check out the Ping Pong Ball Lights tutorial if you fancy this style.
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.