Roundup: 10 Alternative Ways To Display Christmas Lights

Roundup: 10 Alternative Ways To Display Christmas Lights

I've always loved the pretty warm glow of white christmas lights. They're festive without being over-the-top. And it turns out that you can use them in all kinds of different ways. Check out my ten favorite alternative string light display ideas after the jump.   


1. Wrap a string of lights around a wire letter to create a holiday monogram. [Photo: Details]

2. Recycle your empty wine bottles by putting lights inside, to create easy and festive Christmas decor. Here's the tutorial. [Photo: Steller Kitchen]

3. Use driftwood and lights to make a wall mounted alternative Christmas tree. Here are the simple instructions. [Photo: Free People]

4. Embellish your existing chandelier with lots of white Christmas lights to make this pretty piece. Find out how to do it here. [Photo: Apartment Therapy]

5. I couldn't resist including this stunning idea... make cloud-like shapes with cotton and hang small string lights from them. [Photo: You Are The Inspiration]

6. Fill up a couple of old glass jugs to create this magical decorating idea. Read more here. [Photo: Amanda Megan Miller]

7. Martha Stewart shows us how to make a paper doily wreath using string lights here. [Photo: Marthastewart.com]

8. Poke holes in a canvas and stick bulbs through to make this gorgeous piece of wall art. [Photo: Maggie O'Neill Fine Art]

9. Head on over to Brit + Co. to find out how to make these fun vintage style marquee letters. [Photo: Brit + Co.]

10. Hang lights behind your bed and cover them with sheer fabric to achieve this ethereal look. [Photo: iidudu]

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