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11 Ways To Use String Lights Anywhere But The Tree

Everyone can use a little "sparkle" in their lives. A great way to get that is by decorating with glittering lights — during the holidays and all year. And make sure to try Sauza® Tequila's Sparkling Margaritas to give your night some extra sparkle.

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1. Transform string lights into a one-of-a-kind chandelier.

With just two wreath frames and the standard hardware used to hang overhead lights, you can add sparkle to any room. Check out Grosgrain to see how it's done.
Courtesy of Kathleen Francis / Via grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com

With just two wreath frames and the standard hardware used to hang overhead lights, you can add sparkle to any room. Check out Grosgrain to see how it's done.

2. Dress up ordinary string lights with hand-folded paper cubes.

This origami-inspired DIY is a perfect way to give string lights an indoor feel — and Wit and Whistle can show you how.
Courtesy of Amanda Wright / Via witandwhistle.com

This origami-inspired DIY is a perfect way to give string lights an indoor feel — and Wit and Whistle can show you how.

3. Turn clothespins and a string of lights into a unique vision board.

Show off your holiday cards — or display your favorite photos all year round as seen on I Like You Like You.
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Show off your holiday cards — or display your favorite photos all year round as seen on I Like You Like You.

4. Add tulle or lace to string lights for a glamorous way to decorate tabletops.

This sparkly tip works during the holidays and and all year round. Mallory Jane of Hayseed Homemakin' has more info.
Courtesy of Mallory Jane Kunz / Via hayseedhomemakin.com

This sparkly tip works during the holidays and and all year round. Mallory Jane of Hayseed Homemakin' has more info.

5. Create sparkling wall art by mounting twinkle lights onto canvas.

Try it with this chevron pattern, or create your own custom design! Alison Citron tells you how to get started.
Courtesy of Alison Citron / Via alisoncitron.com

Try it with this chevron pattern, or create your own custom design! Alison Citron tells you how to get started.

6. Display string lights in glass containers for a festive DIY lamp.

Courtesy of Deepa Paul / currystrumpet.com
Courtesy of Deepa Paul / currystrumpet.com

Any glass container — old liquor bottles, vases, jugs — will work well for this DIY courtesy of Deepa Paul at Currystrumpet.

7. Wrap string lights around a metal bed frame for a sparkly night-light.

batterypower (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: batterypower

8. Spell out an inspirational word or phrase with rope lights.

Visit A Beautiful Mess for instructions on how to recreate this wall art that's both indoor- and outdoor-friendly.
Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess / Via abeautifulmess.com

Visit A Beautiful Mess for instructions on how to recreate this wall art that's both indoor- and outdoor-friendly.

9. Build a faux window headboard that doubles as a night-light.

This DIY will turn a gloomy room into a glam room in no time. Darlene Nudy of MyHoneyBunch.co has the full tutorial.
Courtesy of Darlene Nudy, MyHoneyBunch.CO / Via stork1.blogspot.com

This DIY will turn a gloomy room into a glam room in no time. Darlene Nudy of MyHoneyBunch.co has the full tutorial.

10. Call attention to paper wall art by abstractly hanging a strand of lights around it.

lilyxhong (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: lilyxhong

11. Add some sparkle to a rustic rope.

Braiding a string of light into a rope is easier than it sounds — and Jennifer Hagler from A Merry Mishap blog will show you how.
Courtesy of Jennifer Hagler from AMM blog / Via amerrymishapblog.com

Braiding a string of light into a rope is easier than it sounds — and Jennifer Hagler from A Merry Mishap blog will show you how.

Wanna serve something just as bright? Well, you can’t go wrong with Sauza® Sparkling Margarita.

Sauza® is a registered trademark of Tequila Sauza, S.A. de C.V. and is used with permission. Sauza® Sparkling Margarita, 9.95% alc./vol. ©2014 Sauza Tequila Import Company, Deerfield, IL

Sauza® is a registered trademark of Tequila Sauza, S.A. de C.V. and is used with permission. Sauza® Sparkling Margarita, 9.95% alc./vol. ©2014 Sauza Tequila Import Company, Deerfield, IL