If you’re getting to work putting up your Christmas lights for the holiday season, you’re not alone! You may find at the end of it that you are left with a couple extra strands of lights, especially if you’ve upgraded to new LEDs in the last couple of years. We’ve come up with a few fun ways that you can use your extra strands of lights to decorate your home for the holidays for a little bit of extra seasonal cheer or use them around the house all year long. Give them a try!
Lighted Christmas Canvas
Use a small strand of Christmas lights to add a warm glow to some DIY Christmas art!
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This is so adorable! Use drift wood or other branches to create this stunning feature on your wall!
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Holiday Light Globe
Turn your string lights into a lovely, light-up globe!
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Christmas Card Display
Show off this years Christmas cards on this lovely and seasonal display!
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Glowing Seasonal Basket
The soft glow of Christmas lights is always magical. Use some of your extra lights to illuminate a holiday basket on display in your home!
Frame Wrapped Frame
Wrap an extra frame you may have around the house in Christmas lights and lovely ornaments for a fun wall display!
Snow Globe Terrariums
This is a gorgeous way to display your Christmas village in a truly magical way!
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String your lights up along a hallway for a magical holiday!
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String Light Christmas Tree
This is a beautiful and festive way to dress up a wall!
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Christmas Light Up Marquee
Customize your holiday décor with a DIY Marquee that lights up!
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DIY Curtain Lights
Use your Christmas lights to make this dreamy curtain!
Wooden Christmas Trees with Lights
This is a cute addition to your rustic décor and you can make it yourself! Easy!
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Cake Stand Christmas Tree
Use cake stands and garland and wrap it in your extra Christmas lights to make this lovely table top Christmas tree!
Light Up Branch
Use a branch wrapped in Christmas lights to give delightful ambiance to an entryway!
Christmas Light Chandelier
How gorgeous is this?!
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Turn your Christmas lights into this cute, candy garland!
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Ladder Christmas Tree
Use a ladder to string up glowing lights and ornaments as décor in your home!
Dreamy Mason Jar Lamp
This adds an extra bit of ambiance to your room!
Light Up Patio Space
Light up a patio space with this lovely ambiance!
Dresser Mirror Lights
Make your dresser mirror more festive this holiday season!
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Christmas Light Science Experiment
Give your little one some exciting insight to how batteries work!
Origami String Of Lights
Use your strands of basic Christmas lights to add ambiance with this easy origami project!
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Snowman Christmas Lights
How cute is this?!
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Burlap Christmas Garland
Instead of just plain string lights, dress them up with colored burlap!
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Glowing Christmas Tree Art
Light up a tree on your wall by making this lovely piece of art!
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DIY Flameless Fire Pit
Create an artificial fire in your fireplace!
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Ornaments with Lights
A lovely glass display can be dressed up with beautiful ornaments that glisten by the lights tangled between them!
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Create easy and lovely luminaries with these light up bottles!
Lighted Reclaimed Lumber Christmas Sign
A wooden pallet can have a new life as a seasonal sign with lights!
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