Time for Christmas Lights, Reinvented

Why do they have to be called Christmas lights? Tiny lights on a string are simply tiny lights on a string and can be used for countless projects, crafts, and decor ideas. Don't pack up your lights this year. Instead, try one of these great ideas!

Lights-canvas-blueprint

Ok, I know everyone has seen this photo from the now defunct Blueprint magazine, but this idea is still a genius one. Poke holes in a canvas and push the small lights through to make a lovely, glowing piece of art. Probably best resting on a sideboard because the cords would make it hard to hang. Via Apartment Therapy.

Christmas-light-sailboat

We don't all have an abandonned boat sitting in our backyard, but if you do, this is an imaginiative way to give it a sail. Via Completely Coastal.

Origami-lights

I love how the glow really illuminates the pattern on the origami paper. Thin paper is ideal for this so the light really shines through. Via Spoon & Tamago.

Tower-lights

Extra boxes + twinkle lights = this amazing construction. The perfect post-holiday idea that uses two things that you have at your fingertips. Via Pinterest.

Tree-lights-1

And there's nothing wrong with dolling up a blank wall with a little twinkle. It's warm and a lovely way to fill space inexpensively.

January 2, 2013| Decor, DIY Home, Everyday Crafts, Holidays


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