11 Clever Ways To Decorate Your Home With Christmas Lights

The Holidays are upon us, which means pulling out all your decorations and getting festive. But what if you don’t have the time (or money or extra storage space) to go out and spend a lot on Holiday decorations?

Here’s 11 simple ways to transform inexpensive Christmas lights into a festive treat.

1. Make A Photo Wall

This idea isn’t just for the Holidays, but a great feature year-round, All you need is a new strands of lights, some clothes pins and nails to hang. Get inspired.


2. Craft A Rustic Chandelier

Beautifully simple and charming, you can easily make this in under an hour. Start crafting with these instructions.


Here’s another chandelier idea using different materials, specifically an old ladder, lights and twigs.


3. Cupcake Lights

I love this idea! Using everyday cupcake liners, poke holiday lights through the center and hang. Use metal silver liners for a more modern look, or colored ones for a softer, more whimsical look. Learn how to here.

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4. Dixie Cup Garland

So cute, fun, and simple. This is a great craft for beginners and children. Get the DIY instructions here.


5. Waterless Snow Globes

Put the vases and urns you already own to use by crafting adorable snow globes inside. Simple purchase fake snow and a few scenes from the craft store to pull this off. Bonus: these won’t make a watery mess if your curious cat tips them over. Go to Pink Pistachio for the DIY instructions.

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6. Welcome Guests With Light

Up-cycle old beer or wine bottles by removing the labels and stuffing christmas lights inside them. Place in the windows for a safer alternative to the traditional lit candle. Get more clever ideas here.


7. Create A Tree

Stencil out your design on the wall, tack small nails into place, and string up the lights. Classically elegant, just like you. Get more ideas for wall decorations.


8. Make A Festive Fort

How precious is this play space? Create a winter wonderland with some snow-capped trees and stuffed snowmen. Follow along here.


9. Sweet Candy Lights

Simply put, these are awesome! See how to make these here.


10. Brighten The Mantle

Shake things up on an age-old tradition of lighting up your mantle with this modernly expressive way to be festive. Get inspired here.


11. Have Your Own Starry Night

Using particle board and a few strands of lights, you too can create a beautiful starry night to adorn your home. Get the instructions here.

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11. Festive Mason Jar Lights

Simply fill with old ornaments and some lights…and you’re done! Don’t feel like making them? Buy them here.