10 Decorating Ideas With Christmas Lights
Christmas Lights Are Over Rated, Right?!
I have this huge box of Christmas lights, that I haven’t used in probably three years! I checked them and they all work…miracle!
It’s too early for decorating, but I wanted to use them for something else, ya know, re-purpose them, or something like that. I know, I know, just one more thing to add to my list.
So I did what any good researcher does and I Googled “Decorating with Christmas Lights Etc.” Holy Guacamole! pages upon pages of some awesome ideas! I also reached out to some of you and ya’ll came to my rescue!
So with Google’s help and your help, I decided that they aren’t over rated after all!
Here are ten decorating ideas to do with your Christmas Lights!
1. Lit Potpourri Jars
Oh how I wish I had a picture for this one! I am going to make it though, and then I will post about it. This awesome sauce idea came from one of my readers, and this is what she said:
Use the quart or larger mason jar,fill with lights, cinnamon sticks and potpourri,then top with cute piece of lace or fabric and you have a scented light up decoration. They smell good for a LONG time! You can also add drops of favorite oil or scent to lace or fabric!
I can just imagine how pretty it is, and how the heat from the lights will help permeate the cinnamon or any other scents you decide to use. Thank you Suzanne for this awesome Idea!
2. Strung Up Beer Bottles
(See what I did there?) This crafty mamma, decided to let her neighbors think that they were alcoholics! Ha! This is definitely a wonderful way to recycle and get your lawn looking cute for those Summer Parties!
These are fairly simple to do and look phenomenal!
3. Doorway Lighting
This mamma, had an awesome though last year. She was cleaning, on a Friday, no less, and decided to re-purpose not only her Christmas Lights, but also that huge gorgeous jar! I think that it’s an awesome idea, and super modern!
4. Wall Art
Yep, Wall art, canvas art, it’s just gorgeous! This Mamma wanted to bring her nutcrackers to life and made a backdrop from them! Check this out:
This Mamma is definitely Living Savvy!
5. More Wall Art/Decor
This young lady, decorated her house for Valentine’s Day! I think it’s a phenomenal idea! One commenter wrote that this look would be awesome for a photo opp too! I couldn’t agree more!
6. Bedroom Decor
I couldn’t find the genius behind this idea, and I couldn’t give them the proper credit. I love, love, L.O.V.E this!
7. Lighted Garland
I have to admit, I think this is such a fru-fru frilly thing, that I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! First of all it’s blue tulle and white lights! The possibilities of what you can do with the garland are endless!
I’ve always envied the DIY’ers! They’re so creative!
8. Christmas Lights As a Border Outline
My own idea doesn’t have a picture. Simply because when I did this, I was in college. The only pictures I have from that era, are of me and my best friend, posing in the snow on our quad. Anyhow, back to the topic.
We decorated our dorm room with Christmas lights. They were inexpensive and we thought it would be fun. We taped them up around our entire room. Just in a border pattern. This allowed us to shut the annoying fluorescent lights off and relieve our migraines. Not to mention it definitely does create a romantic atmosphere! GET YOUR MINDS OUT OF THE GUTTER!
9. More Outdoor Lighting
No I’m not running out of ideas! It’s kind of hard to do that when people are amazing and do it all differently! This one is no beer bottle!
10. Ceiling Lighting or Fairy Lights
This is probably one of my favorites. Yes, they are all my favorites, but I totally want to do this. I want to put them up and never take them down!
It gives a sense of magical elegance. I absolutely love it!