Creative ways to decorate with string lights!
Holiday string lights are universally adored. We hang them up indoors and outdoors to dazzle our homes during the holiday season, but once January rolls around, we pack them all away. Instead, try keeping the ambiance in your home long after the holidays are over with these creative ways.
Festive dinner party under string lights
Dreaming of long summer days of grilling out and dining together underneath strands of patio lights? You don't have to wait for summer. Hang a few strands of string lights above your dining table to give your home a cozy, bohemian vibe. Then have some friends over for a cozy dinner party to alleviate the chill of winter. We promise it's just the evening you and your friends need to chase away the winter blues.
Compose an illuminated work art
We've seen canvases transformed into constellations, light-up initials, cityscapes, and more. The simplicity of this gold glitter piece boasts both visual interest and mass appeal, as well as that cozy, warm glow that string lights add to a space. No matter what route you go, the basic process is the same.
Moonlight mason jars
This is the perfect way to use holiday lights as year-round decor. If you have a battery- or solar-powered string lights, fill up a glass lantern, oversize bowl, or some mason jars. Have a strand that needs to be plugged in? Try a birdcage! No matter the vessel, you'll enjoy the glittering lights all year long.
Assemble sparkling mirrored wall art
Is your house feeling a little dreary now that all the holiday decor is packed away? Bring a little light back into your life with this glittering wall hanging. The original artist had some mirror garland on hand, but you can easily create your own with small mirror squares from a crafts store, fishing line, and a hot glue gun. It's the perfect piece to brighten your space and warm up your walls.
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