Here’s how to make gorgeous Christmas light balls for your yard

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Putting up Christmas lights is a great way to show off your holiday spirit. To take your light display to the next level this year, consider making these DIY Christmas light balls as suggested by Christmas Lights, Etc. By transforming a string of ordinary Christmas lights into a big, bright sphere, your outdoor lights display will be the envy of all your neighbors and something Clark Griswold himself would admire.

Christmas Lights, Etc. notes that commercial decorators have created light balls for years. But now you can create your own with the help of these DIY instructions.

And will it be worth it? Well, check out the beautiful display below that Christmas Lights, Etc. created with their own stock of lights for the Chicago Botanic Garden:

Christmas Lights, Etc.

You just need LED mini lights, chicken wire, small wire cutters, measuring tape and gloves to pull off this project.

First, cut the chicken wire and then use it to form a ball shape. Then, wrap the ball in lights. And voila!

Get detailed, step-by-step instructions here. You can also watch the brand’s video tutorial on YouTube:

Another fun twist on this craft are these DIY flower Christmas light balls. Silk floral stems and decorative accents are added to the light balls for a super-pretty and fresh look.

These would make for gorgeous centerpieces at a wedding or other formal event and can also be made with seasonal plants and colors to make decorations for other holidays, like Halloween or Easter.

Christmas Lights, Etc.

Meanwhile, you might need smaller ball lights to go with your giant Christmas light balls. You could pick up these LED globe Christmas lights to match your balls of light, which are $14.95 for a string of 30.


Looking for more creative Christmas light inspiration? Check out these 11 unique ways to decorate with Christmas lights in your home.