20 Ways to Decorate for the Holidays With Christmas Lights

  • 01 of 20

    DIY Honeycomb Christmas Lights

    DIY Honeycomb Christmas Lights
    DIY Honeycomb Christmas Lights. Oh Joy

    Have an extra string of Christmas lights? Light up the interior of your home this holiday season by hanging Christmas lights vertical on your wall and tying honeycomb balls and gold metallic fringe onto the strings of light for a great way to add some twinkling lights to your home's decor.

    DIY honeycomb Christmas lights tutorial from Oh Joy

    Continue to 2 of 20 below.
  • 02 of 20

    DIY Cheers Light Box Display

    DIY Cheers Light Box Display
    DIY Cheers Light Box Display. A Beautiful Mess

    Use a large canvas to create a spectacular light box using a stretched canvas and Christmas lights to light the word cheers in your home. The completed light box is perfect for decorating your mantel this holiday season.

    DIY cheers light box display tutorial from A Beautiful Mess

    Continue to 3 of 20 below.
  • 03 of 20

    DIY Merry And Bright Twinkle Canvas

    DIY Merry And Bright Twinkle Canvas
    DIY Merry And Bright Twinkle Canvas. A Pumpkin And A Princess

    Hang your own handmade art in your home this winter by cutting the merry and bright out of white vinyl and sticking it a painted canvas using a template file that works with your Silhouette machine. To enhance the art you can poke holes through the canvas to stick in twinkling lights which will look great on your mantel or hung on a wall.

    DIY merry and bright twinkle canvas tutorial from A Pumpkin And A Princess

    Continue to 4 of 20 below.
  • 04 of 20

    DIY Christmas Lights Chandelier

    DIY Christmas Lights Chandelier
    DIY Christmas Lights Chandelier. Gros Grain

    No matter if you are looking for a new chandelier for your room or a temporary one to hang over your dining room table for the holidays, a DIY chandelier made out of Christmas lights can be an affordable way to add a romantic cloud of twinkling lights to your home.

    DIY Christmas lights chandelier tutorial from Gros Grain

    Continue to 5 of 20 below.
  • 05 of 20

    DIY Botanical Light Garland

    DIY Botanical Light Garland
    DIY Botanical Light Garland. Oh Joy

    Instead of just draping a string of Christmas lights on your walls like you did in your dorm back in college make your holiday lights seem more stylish by cutting out large leaves out of paper and attach them to the lights for a creative twist.

    DIY botanical light garland tutorial from Oh Joy

    Continue to 6 of 20 below.
  • 06 of 20

    DIY Gold Painted Christmas Lights

    DIY Gold Painted Christmas Lights
    DIY Gold Painted Christmas Lights. The Merrythought

    Give a fresh look to your string of Christmas lights in minutes by painting electrical cords gold.

    DIY gold painted Christmas lights tutorial from The Merrythought

    Continue to 7 of 20 below.
  • 07 of 20

    DIY Christmas Lights Wreath

    DIY Christmas Lights Wreath
    DIY Christmas Lights Wreath. A Bubbly Life

    Hang an illuminated wreath outdoors or within your home by wrapping a string of Christmas lights around a wire wreath to make your own Christmas light wreath tonight.

    DIY Christmas lights wreath tutorial from A Bubbly Life

    Continue to 8 of 20 below.
  • 08 of 20

    DIY Light Canvas Christmas Tree

    DIY Light Canvas Christmas Tree
    DIY Light Canvas Christmas Tree. A Sweet Afternoon

    Lack space for a Christmas tree? No matter how small your room is you can still fit this DIY canvas Christmas tree complete with lights, that is a chic way to add some festive decor to your home.

    DIY light canvas Christmas tree tutorial from A Sweet Afternoon

    Continue to 9 of 20 below.
  • 09 of 20

    DIY Giant Snowflake Marquee

    DIY Giant Snowflake Marquee
    DIY Giant Snowflake Marquee. A Beautiful Mess

    Marquees continue to be a popular design choice in interior decor, and you can easily repurpose your Christmas lights to make a giant snowflake marquee for your home this winter.

    DIY giant snowflake marquee from A Beautiful Mess

    Continue to 10 of 20 below.
  • 10 of 20

    DIY Birch Branches Planter

    DIY Birch Branches Planter
    DIY Birch Branches Planter. Nina Hendricks

    Assemble your own winter-themed birch branches planter for inside your home, or by your front door by collecting evergreen branches, berries, pieces of birch branches and Christmas lights to add a warm and cozy feel to your house.

    DIY birch branches planter tutorial from Nina Hendricks

    Continue to 11 of 20 below.
  • 11 of 20

    DIY Star Holiday Decoration

    DIY Star Holiday Decoration
    DIY Star Holiday Decoration. A Beautiful Mess

    Hang your Christmas lights in the shape of a star by building a simple star wood frame to attach your lights onto. The completed star is perfect for hanging in your windows or using to decorate anywhere else in your home too.

    DIY star holiday decoration tutorial from A Beautiful Mess

    Continue to 12 of 20 below.
  • 12 of 20

    DIY Ping Pong Ball Lights

    DIY Ping Pong Ball Lights
    DIY Ping Pong Ball Lights. Say Yes

    Update the look of your Christmas lights by placing one ping pong ball of each of your Christmas light bulbs to give the lights a soft diffused look that is perfect for Christmas season or hanging outdoor on your patio in the summer.

    DIY ping pong ball lights tutorial from Say Yes

    Continue to 13 of 20 below.
  • 13 of 20

    DIY Fresh Christmas Wreath With Lights

    DIY Fresh Christmas Wreath With Lights
    DIY Fresh Christmas Wreath With Lights. Delia Creates

    Ever wanted to learn how to make your own fresh classic Chrismas wreath? It is easier than you think, and it is a great activity to do on the weekend as it will fill your entire house with the smell of evergreen.

    DIY fresh Christmas wreath with lights tutorial from Delia Creates

    Continue to 14 of 20 below.
  • 14 of 20

    DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

    DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Tree
    DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Tree. 17 Apart

    Enhance your home's exterior by making two mini Christmas trees out of wrapping tomato cages with a string of lights to create the perfect holiday decor for beside your front door.

    DIY tomato cage Christmas Tree tutorial from 17 Apart

    Continue to 15 of 20 below.
  • 15 of 20

    DIY Illuminated Holiday Vignette

    DIY Illuminated Holiday Vignette
    DIY Illuminated Holiday Vignette. A Beautiful Mess

    Repurpose your bell jars to make a snow globe inspired scene inside the jar that will be the perfect winter vignette for anywhere in your home.

    DIY illuminated holiday vignette tutorial from A Beautiful Mess

    Continue to 16 of 20 below.
  • 16 of 20

    DIY String Of Lights Garland

    DIY String Of Lights Garland
    DIY String Of Lights Garland. Homey Oh My

    Mix together fresh leaves and a string of Christmas lights to craft the perfect garland to hang on your banister or on a wall within your home this December. 

    DIY string of lights garland tutorial from Homey Oh My

    Continue to 17 of 20 below.
  • 17 of 20

    DIY Copper Lit Wreath

    DIY Copper Lit Wreath
    DIY Copper Lit Wreath. A Bubbly Life

    Wrap a string of Christmas lights around a copper refrigerator coil to make your own stylish wreath that is very simple to make.

    DIY copper lit wreath tutorial from A Bubbly Life

    Continue to 18 of 20 below.
  • 18 of 20

    DIY Miniature Marquee Christmas Tree Garland

    DIY Miniature Marquee Christmas Tree Garland
    DIY Miniature Marquee Christmas Tree Garland. A Subtle Revelry

    Spell out a festive word, such as joy, hope or merry, by making miniature marquee letters to hang on your Christmas tree.

    DIY miniature marquee Christmas tree garland tutorial from A Subtle Revelry

    Continue to 19 of 20 below.
  • 19 of 20

    DIY Modern Christmas Wreath

    DIY Modern Christmas Wreath
    DIY Modern Christmas Wreath. Poppytalk

    Assemble your own modern version of a Christmas wreath for your fireplace's mantel using an embroidery hoop, evergreen branches and a string of lights.

    DIY modern Christmas wreath tutorial from Poppytalk

    Continue to 20 of 20 below.
  • 20 of 20

    DIY Merry And Bright Marquee

    DIY Merry And Bright Marquee
    DIY Merry And Bright Marquee. A Beautiful Mess

    Celebrate a merry and bright Christmas next to your own handmade marquee sign that makes for the perfect backdrop for all your holiday photos this winter.

    DIY merry and bright marquee tutorial from A Beautiful Mess