Creative Ways to Decorate With Christmas Lights

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Creative Ways to Decorate with Christmas Lights

Try using different varieties of Christmas lights – including string, icicle, net, novelty, rope and mini lights – to fashion unique decorations for your home.

This guide will show you a few ideas using common Christmas lights.

1
Build wooden box Christmas presents
Build wooden box presents - Decorate With Christmas Lights

• Build boxes of different sizes made from wood.
• Cover them with a holiday-themed fabric that allows the light to shine out and fill with Christmas lights.

2
Decorate your stairs and columns
Decorate your stairs columns - Decorate With Christmas Lights

Wrap your stairs, posts or columns with lights in between strands of garland.

3
Brighten your mantel
Brighten your mantel - Decorate With Christmas Lights

Decorate your mantel with Christmas lights and garland.

4
Hang lights vertically
Hang lights vertically - Decorate With Christmas Lights

• Change things up by hanging strings of lights or lighted ornaments vertically from your roof along your porch or in trees.
• Wrap your chandelier or light fixture with Christmas lights and flowers.

5
Set up an alternative outdoor tree
Set alternative outdoor tree - Decorate With Christmas Lights

• Wrap Christmas lights around the anchor arms of an 8-foot wooden pole.
• Start at the top of each arm and run Christmas lights all the way down to the bottom.

6
Use multicolored Christmas lights
Use multicolored Christmas lights - Decorate With Christmas Lights

Use color-changing or twinkling Christmas lights instead of solid color lights to enhance your holiday décor.

7
Create a heavenly constellation
Create heavenly constellation - Decorate With Christmas Lights

Install net lights flat and fastened on a wall to give the appearance of a constellation at night.

8
Add battery-operated thin-wire Christmas lights
Add battery wire Christmas lights - Decorate With Christmas Lights

Place battery-operated thin wire Christmas lights inside a small jar or vase. You can also use lanterns, wine bottles, beer bottles and mason jars. These are great for areas with no electrical outlets nearby.

9
Use multifunctional exterior lights
Use multifunctional exterior lights - Decorate With Christmas Lights

Plan where to place your existing exterior lights and lawn decorations. Then, mix things up a bit by using lights that have a dimming, chasing or color-changing effect to add your own personal twist.