The Best Christmas String Lights for Every Part of Your Home
While opinions may vary, one of the best parts of Christmas decorating is Christmas lights. From big prjector displays and lighted blowups, to twinling figurines and more there are lots of ways to incorporate lighting into your holiday set up. But the most popular way is through a great set of string lights. However, finding a durable, stylish pair can be a bit hard with so many to choose from. Fear not — we scoured the web and found the best ones for you so you don’t have to. Below, check out 12 of our favorite Christmas string lights as well as some of favroite ways to incorporate them beyond your tree.
Tips for Decorating with String Lights Beyond the Christmas Tree
- Add some cozy charm to your fireplace. Drape string lights over the garland on your mantle to create the ultimate cozy fireplace. If your fireplace is purely decorative, consider gathering string lights together in the hearth to brighten up the space.
- Actually use your Christmas lights for lighting. Rather than hanging your string lights, try gathering them up in a Mason jar or cloche to create additional soft lighting in your home. The effect is both aesthetically pleasing and much more festive than a regular lamp.
- Show off your Christmas cards in style. Want a surefire way to add holiday cheer to your home? Hang up your loved ones’ Christmas cards on string lights using small clothespins instead of storing them in a basket.
- Get crafty with the whole family. If you’re looking for a fun craft project to do over the holidays, consider cutting out stars from leftover wrapping paper and attaching them onto your Christmas lights. Another idea (from A Bubbly Life) is to shape copper coils into spheres and wrap string lights around them to create an alternative to the traditional Christmas wreath.
Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.