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5 Ways to Use Christmas Lights as Winter Décor

January 11th, 2016

Christmas lights bring cheer to any holiday tree, but with the holiday season over, what do you do when you want to keep your lights up? Just because Christmas has come and gone doesn’t mean that you need to store all your lights immediately. You can just as easily use them for beautiful winter decor using pinecones, jars, and brilliant canvases. Check out these amazing and easy ideas for using Christmas lights in winter!
 
Lighted Ladder Wall Display
 

Lit Ladder Display
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Create a simple display that’s sure to impress by wrapping fairy lights around a wooden ladder. You can set it against the wall on your porch for brilliant and rustic outdoor décor. This lighted ladder is also a great alternative to an elaborate winter display, and will spruce up an empty wall or room.

 
Snow Globe Terrariums
 

Snow Globe Terrariums
Photo Courtesy of Lights 4 Fun

 
Turn an empty glass vase or apothecary jar into a small winter wonderland using white LED clear lights. Fill the glass containers with faux snow and clear lights, and then decorate with miniature houses, trees, and other figurines of your choice. These snow globe terrariums take just 10 minutes to make, and are great decorations all winter long. Check out Lights 4 Fun to see how.
 
String Lights Canvas
 

Twinkling Wall Art
Photo Courtesy of Chatelaine

 
Bring a starry winter glow indoors with this simple string lights display. Poke clusters of holes through a blank canvas and poke lights through. Then, tape the string lights in place and you’re ready to place them above the dresser or mantel. Best of all, this twinkling decoration can be made in whatever pattern you like! Visit Chatelaine for the full tutorial.
 
Starry Light Garland
 

Starry Light Garland
Photo Courtesy of Mon Makes Things

 
This Starry Light Garland is an amazing way to brighten up an empty wall or mantel, and you can easily DIY this charming constellation with just white craft foam and globe string lights. Simply use an X-acto knife to create the star shape and poke a hole in the middle for the lights. Head on to Mon Makes Things for full instructions.
 
Fairy Lights Lantern
 

Fairy Lights in Lantern
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Put fairy lights in clear glass lanterns to create magical winter décor. This simple display looks stunning when placed on your mantel, coffee table, or dining table.
 
These 5 creative ideas show that Christmas lights aren’t just for Christmas trees. Do you have your own Christmas light decorating ideas to share? Let us know in the comments section below!

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About 

Jennifer Lutz is a design and decorating enthusiast who has over a decade of experience staging professional home décor photo shoots. Her expertise also includes home design for special events such as holiday gatherings and family celebrations. She collaborates with clients and other design professionals to transform ordinary rooms into stunning spaces.

A mother of four lively children, she has quickly become a shortcut guru, making each holiday (Christmas in particular) a special, memory-filled event while staying within a budget and balancing a very full life. How does she do it? With creative, affordable, quick and easy projects for the holidays and the home.

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