31 Impressive Ways To Use Your Christmas Lights

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Love twinkling Christmas lights on your tree? Well, string lights can be way more than holiday decorations for you tree. Check out these awesome ways to use Christmas lights and make your home more festive than you ever thought possible. Perfect for DIY holiday decor, some of these cool ideas work well year round. Get creative and crafty with the cool projects that are easy, inexpensive and fun for all to make. From wall art to table decor to hanging fixtures, you are sure to find a few projects to add to your weekend “to do” list.

1. Holiday Joy Light Canvas

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I have always decorated the house but have always neglected to make something fun for the mantle.  This year I wanted to make a DIY light sign and have really been into the word “joy” so it sounded like a perfect match.  I am in the process of painting my mantle black and it’s not quite ready yet but I just couldn’t wait to share my very own DIY marquis canvas.  Here’s how I did it! Get ready, you are going to love this DIY light sign.

2. DIY String Light Christmas Tree

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Living in a small apartment doesn’t allow me to partake in a tall Christmas tree with all the trimmings, but luckily I found this DIY tree on Pinterest that fits flat against the wall and looks amazing! Armed with one of the new Bosch IXO cordless screwdrivers I decided to combine a few of my favorite things so getting crafty I used, pine wood and fairy/string lights. The result was a minimalist light tree, perfectly 2D for those of you with space constraints, and with all the drama of an actual Christmas tree, but without the messy cleanup. So perfect for any tiny house or apartment.

3. DIY Origami String Of Lights

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DIY origami Christmas lights! YAY! I love them, and I would have them in our house all year round. Last week I was our looking for some Christmas inspiration for decorating the house in December when I came across some fairy lights with origami balls. I fell in love with them, but I thought the price was too high and I’m way too economically minded so I thought that it would be a fun DIY project and I could pull it off dirt cheap! So I sat down and designed the shape for my silhouette to cut and began making the string of lights. We have put it above the bed, and the soft lights are perfect for the dark mornings and the lights look so pretty every time I walk into the room. I don’t know what it is about fairy lights, but they give such a warm and cozy feeling. This DIY Christmas light project will not disappoint.

4. Twinkling Christmas Canvas Art

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I found this fabulous DIY Christmas decor idea on Pinterest and its so darling, cheap and easy. You just paint a canvas black and write your holiday message with a chalk pen. Then for the twinkle lights, you figure out how many you would like and where you would like to position them.  Use an eyelet setter to punch out the hole and insert your lights. Then tape the cord of the lights down at the back of the canvas just so they would not tug on the canvas. Then I hung my canvas on a nail and it comes easily off and on the wall to turn on the twinkle lights.  The battery pack just sits on the inside bottom edge of the canvas. So cute for a quick inexpensive project.

5. Holiday Light Globe Hack

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I love the spherical globe at Christmas, they are always elegant looking, even if rustic and roughly made. Ok, I know you can buy just about any type of holiday lighted shape, object or animal these days, but what if you could do it simply, using things you may already have around the house? If you need a cheap Christmas light idea here is a beautiful one that is cheap and easy. This DIY holiday light globe hack with wire baskets from the garden shed, ($5 at Home Depot!) some floral wire, and white mini lights. Make sure if you’re putting this globe outdoors that you buy lights approved for outdoor use.

6. Wooden Christmas Tree With Lights

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My husband is an expert carpenter so when I saw this DIY wooden Christmas tree idea I knew he’d be into helping me. I drew the trees out on the wood and he cut them for me. With green craft paint and fairy lights from Michaels, we created the most fabulous looking Christmas decor ever! Teamwork keeps hubs and I happy and thankful over our holiday season.

7. DIY Illuminated Canvas

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I go CRAZY for Christmas lights.  If we could have year-round Christmas light displays then I would be one happy camper.  I know everyone loves Christmas lights so I guess I’ll get to have them all year. This DIY Christmas light decor idea is so amazing! I love to light up the inside of our home with Christmas lights is by making Lighted Christmas Wall Art. This tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful DIY Lighted Canvas for Christmas!

8. Pinecones With Christmas Lights

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My favorite DIY Christmas decor projects are cheap and easy, this one is both those things and looks absolutely amazing! We always have an abundance of pinecones from our neighbor’s ranch so there is a never-ending supply of raw materials to make our holiday DIY dreams come true. Just put the pinecones in a basket and gently wrap white Christmas lights throughout. You know what would be even easier and prettier? Fairy lights around the pinecones! Click the picture to get some budget-friendly battery operated fairy lights. Amazing DIY Pinecone Christmas basket is the easiest most awesome thing you can whip up in 5 minutes!

9. DIY Twinkle Light Christmas Canvas

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I found this fabulous DIY Christmas decor idea on Pinterest and its so darling, cheap and easy. You just paint a canvas black and write your holiday message with a chalk pen. Then for the twinkle lights, you figure out how many you would like and where you would like to position them.  Use an eyelet setter to punch out the hole and insert your lights. Then tape the cord of the lights down at the back of the canvas just so they would not tug on the canvas. Then I hung my canvas on a nail and it comes easily off and on the wall to turn on the twinkle lights.  The battery pack just sits on the inside bottom edge of the canvas. So cute for a quick inexpensive project.

10. Christmas Light Up Marquee DIY

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I saw this DIY light up marquee sign on Pinterest and went crazy. There are a lot of things to love about the holiday season (like time with family and friends or delicious food), but one of my favorite things about Christmas is the decor. I love the glittery silver and gold and the soft glow of candles and Christmas lights. So this year I was inspired by Pinterest to put all of my favorite decor aspects into a one-holiday project: a light up marquee sign! It reminds me of Elvis’ sign on his greatest hits record, and that is enough to make me go hog wild!

11. DIY Light Ball

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12. DIY Ping Pong Ball Cafe Lights

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13. Twinkling Vases

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14. Christmas Ball Luminary

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15. DIY Alternative Christmas Tree

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