Who doesn’t LOVE Christmas lights, right? Hanging them on the house might not be my favourite thing to do (or my husband’s for that matter…), but I sure love coming home when it’s dark outside and seeing our house all lit up in bright lights! Every evening, I stand outside my car for a few moments and admire them before I go into the house. It’s just so festive, it makes me smile!
The first night we put them up this year, I was so excited that I made my husband come outside with me in the frigid cold, right before we went to bed, and stand in the neighbour’s yard across the street to look at them. So we were out there in our flannel pajama pants, our heavy winter jackets, tall boots and scarves, standing on the neighbour’s yard, just staring at our house for 5 minutes. Do you do that too?? I sure hope our neighbours didn’t see! Ha!
Christmas lights are always going in and out of style. Multicoloured, all red, all white, incandescent, LED and gosh, remember those novelty round ball ones? I’ve had all of them at one point or another. And since I tend to lean towards the pack rat way of life a little more than I’d like to admit, I’ve saved almost all of the leftover lights. It’s not like there’s anything wrong with them, so it seemed like the right thing to do? And with awesome projects like these, I’m so glad I’ve got a few strings around!
18 Clever Hacks for Christmas Lights
Some people are so creative with the things they come up with! All of these ideas are so beautiful, I just wish I had more hours in a day to make them all!
I bet you thought they were just for hanging on your tree, but nope! Christmas lights have all sorts of amazing uses! Check out these awesome hacks that will help you hijack your regular old Christmas lights!
DIY Christmas Light Up Marquee via A Beautiful Mess
DIY Alternative Christmas Tree via Free People Blog
Christmas Ornament Basket via Unskinny Boppy
Lighted Christmas Canvas via DIY & Home
Leftover Christmas Balls and Lights via MangoJuiced
2-D Tree via Brides
Lighted Glass Craft Blocks via Expressions Vinyl
DIY Snow Globes with Christmas Lights via Fairy Lights & Fun
DIY Mason Jar Light via All Things Heart & Home
Recycling Christmas Lights via Education
Twinkling Hallway Christmas Lights via Nest of Posies
Framed Christmas Card Display via Reasons to skip the Housework
Snowman Wreath via Wasbella102 (Tumblr)
Christmas Lights Balls via Christmas Lights Etc
Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Lights via 17 Apart
DIY Illuminated Canvas via Bubbly Nature Creations
Lighted Burlap Garland via Create Craft Love
DIY Wine Bottle Lamps via Craftionary