They light up the night with their comforting glow. Their twinkle mesmerizes us, making us feel like we're 10 years old again. It's no wonder why people indulge in decorating with Christmas lights this time of year. Strung, wound or bunched up, here are 10+ ways to add twinkle lights to the places you love.
1. House to Home's mantel/table top design is a collection of letters, two of which are wrapped in twinkle lights. Can you see what the letters spell?
2. This vine, paper lanterns and twinkle lights menagerie from Style Me Pretty is incredibly festive.
3. I adore this idea from BHG. A strung out garden or potting shed is unexpected and the perfect way for you to enjoy your trimmings from inside your home. That is, if your shed is visible from your home! (I'd love to do this with our garden shed, but, alas, we have no electricity wired to it. Solar twinkle lights, perhaps?)
4. Rebekah's rosemary Christmas tree gets a lovely backdrop of simple clear bottles wound with twinkle lights.
5. If you'd rather have your lights INSIDE bottles, Design Mom Gabrielle shows us how she drilled holes in big apple juice bottles. Nice!
7. Not the greatest photo, but the idea is cool. This Lifehacker-er used an inexpensive socket adapter to turn a touchier into a year-round way to get his twinkle on.
8. Lime green and silver shine mightily with the twinkle lights Leslie added to her mantle. She tells us how she put together the entire look for $15.
10. And, finally, another one from House to Home. This is a really cool, unexpected way to use twinkle lights. It's also a great way to create an impromptu 'chandelier'. A vine wreath, twigs of greenery, ribbon and a strand of battery operated twinkle lights and you're on your way. (Click here for a few more ideas from House to Home.)