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18 Creative Ways To Use Your White Christmas String Lights

18 Creative Ways To Use Your White Christmas String Lights


Now with the holiday season upon us, it’s a great time to get crafty and enjoy all the unique ways to use those beautiful white Christmas string lights!

There are so many wonderful ideas to explore, but I’ve tried to gather some of my favorites that offer variety for you here today. These crafty uses for white Christmas string lights are fairly easy to accomplish and turn out spectacular!

18 Creative Ways To Use White Christmas String Lights

Gold Decor Mantel Details

Imagine charming all your friends with these unique, one-of-a-kind GOLD Christmas lights! They are an instant conversation starter. It is hard to believe, but these not only turn out simply fantastic, but they only take about 10 minutes to make! Seriously! That is a must-do in my book! Consider taking it to the next level and use this as a way to bless your friends or family by making a few of these to give away as gifts. They will ADORE you for it!  Decor idea via Landeelu

DIY Rope Light Strand

Put some western touches or a bit of country character into your holiday decor this year with one simple and effective crafty tip idea. You’ll only need a string of white lights and a piece of thick manilla rope! That’s it! Follow the instructions in the post to create a prized addition to your decor that you can use for years to come. Decor idea via AMM Blog

Try This: Painted Christmas Lights

Gather your tin foil, cardboard, and some metallic gold spray paint and get in the mood for some fabulous painted Christmas lights that outshine the rest! These DIY lights sparkle and shine right down to the cord!  Decor idea via A Beautiful Mess

DIY Illuminated Canvas Sharpie Art

Love snowflakes? Here’s a gorgeous Sharpie Art presentation that lights up the whole room!  Whisk away to a snowy hideaway – that’s the feeling you get with these gentle falling snowflakes all aglow for you to enjoy with a bright red message of cheer! Easy to make and a fun way to brighten up any room. Decor idea via Sprinkle Some Fun

How To Make A Light String Christmas Wreath

Let’s get the holidays rolling with this downright awesome Christmas wreath! The list of supplies for creating the ultimate DIY Christmas wreath made with string lights is fairly simple. A wire wreath frame, and 3 strands of white Christmas string lights in a variety of styles and sizes. String lights used can be mini globe style, frosted, or even clear. Have fun with your creation and you’ll be super pleased with the outcome.  Decor idea via A Bubbly Life

Lantern With Christmas Lights

Buy up a strand or two of white LED string lights and hold onto an empty 2 liter soda bottle to create a quick and easy Christmas lantern! Find all the info you need right here to pull off a simple and effective mantel decor or corner table centerpiece!  Decor idea via OhOh Blog

Make a Fairy Light Jar That Actually Works

Ready to amaze your kids and friends with the allure of these pretty fairy light jars? They are so easy! It only takes about 7 supply items to complete these must-have party lights that are sure to be a huge hit with all your guests! Check out the post and give it a whirl! They make a super romantic lighting atmosphere too. Hint, hint. Decor idea via Sweet C’s Designs

Christmas Light Up Marquee DIY

Looking for a potential favorite project to master this holiday season? I think you’ve found your answer! Check out this AMAZING final look that is just so gorgeous you will be dying to make it for your own home! I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but you really need to check this one out!  Decor idea via A Beautiful Mess

DIY Greenery Globe Light Garland

Looking for something to add some elegance to your next party? Try this soft, subtle lighting that sets a nice romantic mood, or one that’s perfect for weddings, baby showers, or a quiet evening with some special friends. Small on supplies and big on effect, this particular project is great for those simple and rewarding weekend projects you’ve been craving!  Decor idea via The Merry Thought 

DIY Marquee Christmas Tree

Talk about making a statement! This giant Christmas tree marquee fills the room with a festive flair! Requiring only 6 or so supply items, you’ll be very pleased with the final outcome and how easy it is to follow these great directions! This is one you’ve got to try!
Decor idea via The Sweetest Occasion 

DIY Gold Fall Leaf Marquee Light

Finding just the right centerpiece to fit your family’s decor can be a real challenge sometimes, but here is a simple and elegant piece that you can be proud to display. Most of the items in this supply list are things all of us have around the house anyway. There are only a small handful of items you’ll need to hop over to the craft store to pick up. Once you get started, you’ll be well on your way to creating a masterpiece of golden proportions! Decor idea via Drawn To DIY

DIY Twinkle Light Canvas

Do you enjoy a nice seasonal Christmas saying to make a room more inviting and cheery? Here’s a look at a quick and beautiful final product that is sure to give a gentle glow to any room in your home. Vinyl lettering and tiny lights on a painted canvas offer real holiday spirit to your home with a “Merry and Bright” saying, or one you choose yourself. Decor idea via A Pumpkin and a Princess

Easy DIY Christmas Light Wreath

Ten minute flash project! Ready, set, go! Find yourself loving every moment with this beautiful Christmas wreath lit up for the holidays in your home or for a gift for a friend. The best part – knowing you made this beautiful gift with your own crafty hands! Super simple with a lovely finish – you’ll be glad you gave this project a try. Decor idea via Tomfo

Oh, Holy Night Twinkle Light Canvas

Investing in a cutting machine is well worth the outcome when you can create some incredible projects like this! “Oh Holy Night” receives the illuminating presentation it deserves in this beautiful canvas that you can place almost anywhere. Self-adhesive vinyl and a few other supplies will get this craft project rolling and finished in no time! Decor via The Casual Craftlete

DIY Mini Desk Marquee Light Blogger Swap

A super fun and unique idea, this cute little whimsical piece will make you smile and inspire you to create a few more in different styles! Fabulous for gift giving or just to brighten up a desk space in your office, this project uses the word “fun” in a whole new way! Decor via A Joyful Riot

3 Ways to Reuse Lights After Christmas

Peek through your home and see if you find a sprinkle of tulle, some loops of rope, and a handful of tall branches. Now what do you have? You’ve got exactly what you need to add to a few strands of string lights to create one or all of three amazing looks to enjoy after the holiday season! Find the one you love the most! Decor via Amanda Katherine

DIY Twinkle Light Wreath

Just three simple supplies are all you need to pull off this breath-taking beauty of a wreath! Finishing touches are up to you, but this fresh and simple approach is fast and affordable for any budget! Snowflakes optional. Decor via On A Sweet Sugar Rush

DIY Plastic Canvas Star Lights

Turn on your favorite Christmas flick and make some popcorn while you enjoy working on this super easy DIY light set! This one shows making it with stars, but you can easily adapt this simple set of directions to set your imagination free and create a multitude of fun options. Check it out! Decor via Maker Mama

I hope these fun-loving uses for white Christmas string lights add a great addition to your enjoyment of the holiday season! You’ll be blessing both your own family and others that get to come experience the creative decor for the holidays you put together this year! Have fun and please comment and share which ones you decide to try in this list. I’d love to hear how they turn out for you or any other unique variations you are spurred on to create!

Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. Christina Aliperti
    12/12/2016 / 9:10 am

    This is why I love white lights, they are so versatile! I can’t wait to do some of these with mine.

  2. 12/09/2016 / 9:59 pm

    I am one of those people that I love the simple white and clear lights so much that I buy them after Christmas when they are on sale and use them for other projects.

  3. brianne
    12/09/2016 / 10:21 am

    I absolutely love holiday lights even when it’s not the holidays. These are excellent tips, I am going to use some in my childrens room.

  4. Rosey
    12/09/2016 / 4:03 am

    This is a great list. I think the DIY Christmas Light Wreath is my favorite.

  5. Veronica
    12/09/2016 / 3:13 am

    I love using string lights in unique ways. Very cool ideas

  6. 12/08/2016 / 11:43 pm

    I have used them in a glass jar before. I think that looks super cool. I haven’t tried any of these, but I sure will try them.

  7. Ann Bacciaglia
    12/08/2016 / 5:31 pm

    I want to make the jar of lights. These are all great ideas.

  8. Ourfamilyworld
    12/08/2016 / 2:51 pm

    This is good for my christmas tree decorate. I hope i have these right now. This is so cool if i have these!

  9. 12/08/2016 / 1:57 pm

    This post is right up my alley! I am a HUGE white Christmas light fan.
    I actually dislike different colored lights both outside and on the tree.
    So, I could really use this post as a reference for myself!

  10. 12/08/2016 / 1:24 pm

    Love all these ideas! So cute and very creative! Definitely adding some of these to my Christmas decors!

  11. 12/08/2016 / 5:02 am

    Oh, I love the lights in the jar. It looks so quaint and pretty.

  12. 12/08/2016 / 3:30 am

    SO, my hubby stocked up on about 50 boxes of white holiday lights on clearance last year and then decided he didn’t want to put them up this year! Ugh! Thank you for these awesome suggestions. Now I’ll feel like we’ve got our monies worth once I start crafting with them!

  13. Reesa Lewandowski
    12/08/2016 / 2:44 am

    I love the look of white lights! But, never thought to use them any other way besides on my tree or strung around a window!

  14. 12/08/2016 / 1:53 am

    These are cute. I think I would do the canvas one in my house though.

  15. 12/08/2016 / 1:13 am

    These are great white light decor ideas and so super creative. I am loving all of that gold being incorporated too!

  16. 12/08/2016 / 12:56 am

    I still have yet to find the time to tackle Christmas decorating. I have a pretty simplistic taste with decorations so these ideas are perfect for my home.

  17. Kristin
    12/08/2016 / 12:19 am

    I love the fairy light jar. I have only ever gotten multi color lights before.

  18. Pam Wattenbarger
    12/07/2016 / 9:38 pm

    The fairy light jar idea is genius. Our tree is prelighted so I have lots of old strings of white Christmas lights. They will be perfect for all these DIYs.

  19. 12/07/2016 / 5:18 pm

    These are awesome ideas! I’ve always loved the look of white lights in home decor. Thanks for the inspiration.

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