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Christmas lights aren’t just for Christmas anymore. People are finding many fun and creative ways to decorate their homes with lights. Consider one of these budget-friendly Christmas light craft ideas for your next do-it-yourself project.
Light Up Display
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Instead of hanging traditional art in your home, consider creating your own art with lights and canvas. Create a pattern on the canvas, then delicately poke holes along the material and push traditional Christmas lights through the holes. You’ll create your own light display artwork.
Get creative with your bedside lamps by using Christmas lights instead. Lights with bigger bulbs like globe lights from Christmas Lights Etc. can be hung or draped to create a DIY lamp that looks classy and modern. If you want to take your project to the next level, also consider removing the bulbs and spray painting the lights a silver, gold, or brass color to take advantage of the latest metallic trends.
Instead of using traditional photo frames, consider creating a photo gallery with lights, pictures, and clothespins. Similar to your lamp, you can remove the bulbs and paint the strings of the lights, or just leave the strands as is. Mount the lights on the wall, and then use the clothespins to hang your photos from the strands of lights. This creates a beautiful and modern display of all your favorite photos.
Place lights inside vases or wine bottles to create centerpieces for your dining room or even a wedding. If you’re very crafty, you can remove the bottom of your centerpieces and string the lights up and into your centerpieces. You may also consider using battery-operated lights, so you don’t have to worry about ways to hide the cords.
Mason Jar Light Fixtures
Mason jars are very trendy in-house decorations, party decorations, and even wedding decorations. You can hang these cute and rustic light fixtures from the ceiling, from the porch, or even just on a wall. Cut a hole in the metal of the lids and use wire to hang your fixtures. Wrap the lights around the wires and place them inside the mason jars. Quickly and somewhat easily, you have a DIY light fixture that you can hang just about anywhere.
Tree-Less Christmas Tree
If you want to bring the Christmas cheer into every room of your home without actually having to buy trees, then consider using Christmas lights to outline trees in any room. Simply hang lights on the wall in the form of a tree. You can even add the shape of presents under the tree as well. This is the perfect project for someone with a small space or someone who doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of getting a real tree.
If you’re looking for decorations for your home or a way to spice up your wedding centerpieces and decorations on a budget, then Christmas lights are your answer. These projects are fun and easy to do, and can dress up your home or event without breaking the bank.