46 Awesome String-Light DIYs For Any Occasion

    You don't have to put those string lights away after the holidays. There are so many elegant ways to incorporate string lights into your home decor.

    1. Wrap them around an interestingly shaped mirror.

    2. Wrap a strand of paper lantern string lights around a twig and hang above the bed.

    3. Drape bigger bulbs casually to create an effortless lamp.

    4. Drape lights over a bookshelf.

    5. Create a tree.

    6. Use them with clothespins to hang photographs.

    7. Create a lit-up display by poking holes in a canvas.

    8. String lights around baskets, or fill baskets with lights.

    9. Fill wine bottles with lights to make a spectacular centerpiece.

    10. Create an angelic paper doily wreath.

    11. Or use the doilies to make a wedding garland.

    12. Cover Dixie cups with fancy paper to make small shades for string lights.

    13. Create a string of paper cube lights.

    14. Crochet around a rope light to create a light-up rug.

    15. Tie squares of tulle fabric along a string of Christmas lights.

    16. For the holidays, mix lights with old ornaments.

    17. Cover bulbs with dyed cheesecloth.

    18. Create colorful twine balls to encase the lights.

    19. Make snowflake lights with store-bought bouquet holders.

    20. Mix with rope for a nautical-themed room.

    21. Create a net effect in a bedroom.

    22. Hang icicle lights from fluffy cloud sculptures.

    23. Use cupcake wrappers to make flower lights.

    24. You can also use egg cartons for a similar effect.

    25. Spell out a message with these pendant lights.

    26. Make a flashing cardboard Christmas tree.

    27. Create a romantic headboard piece.

    28. Use shiny wrapping paper to create giant candy lights.

    29. Cover lights with tiny mason jars.

    30. Electrify an old stuffed animal with LED lights.

    31. Spell out letters.

    32. String lights in a scalloped pattern.

    33. Cut out black cat shapes to make these cute string lights.

    34. Wrap lights around a wire wreath.

    35. Make a lit-up bed canopy using icicle lights.

    36. String with sequins and foil to make this sparkly garland.

    37. Make a colorful garland from birthday hats.

    38. Cut up streamers to make these fringe lights.

    39. Use foil cupcake liners as light embellishments.

    40. Tie ribbons between lights.

    41. Make the sparkliest backdrop ever with mirrors and lights.

    42. Use twigs to make this rustic chandelier.

    43. Make a strand of Himmeli lights.

    44. Make a Hula-Hoop chandelier using icicle lights.

    45. Fill a plastic bin with string lights to make a light table.

    46. Make Halloween luminaria by filling milk jugs with lights.