String lights are not just for Christmas! These 18 magical string lights decorating ideas will inspire us to use them any time of the year to bring more beauty and magic into our daily lives. .
When choosing string lights to decorate an indoor or outdoor space, choose good quality LED string lights because they generate less heat and are mush safer to use. They are also more energy efficient.
Let’s dive into some string lights decorating fun!
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Important SAFETY TIPS:
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Make sure to follow basic safety practice when using string lights. Only use good quality products specific for indoor or outdoor conditions, and use good quality LED string / Christams lights. Always turn off lights before leaving your home or going to bed.
1 & 2. Dreamy string lights decorating with Ping Pong balls.
These charming string lights would look great in a bedroom or a nursery. Cut a small opening on the Ping Pong balls and poke through the white LED string light or multi-colored LED lights . ( Source: 1 | 2 )
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3 & 4. String lights decorating with mason jars and glass bottles
I have such a love for glass bottles and mason jars that hubby has learned to show them to me before he puts any in the recycle bin. It is so easy and quick to create lovely decorations by simply adding some fairy lights to bottles and jars. These string lights decor are great for outdoors and indoors. ( Sources: 3 | 4 )
5 & 6. String lights Christmas trees and fireflies
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7 & 8. String lights decorations for living room
Use string lights to create imaginative wreaths or even firepits for beautiful living room accents. The translucent white lace covers the branches around the flame-less fire pit, and paper doilies or bouquet holders look like snowflakes on the wreath. ( Source: 7 | 8 )
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9 & 10. Never too old to play with String Lights
Build a sparkling fort , a snowman, or snow princess wreath with string lights! ( Source: Melanie’s Pinterest board )
11 & 12. Make String Lights Glowing Garlands
13 & 14. Decorate with string light art
These little puffy “rain clouds” are the cutest thing ever! ( original image source lost, please let me know if you find it! ) UPDATE: thanks to Pamela who left a comment about a very similar video tutorial you can check out below!
15 & 16. String Lights Decorating with Festive letters
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17 & 18. String lights decorating for dorm room and bedroom
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May your days be merry and bright! =)