Put a twist on your christmas decorations, from lights in a vase to a heavenly constellation
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.
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• 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.
Wrap your stairs, posts or columns with lights in between strands of garland.
Decorate your mantel with Christmas lights and garland.
• 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.
• 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.
Use color-changing or twinkling Christmas lights instead of solid color lights to enhance your holiday décor.
Install net lights flat and fastened on a wall to give the appearance of a constellation at night.
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.
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.