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10 Inspirational Ideas for Christmas Lights

By craftyamy |

One of my favorite family traditions is driving through neighborhoods and looking at Christmas lights. When I was young there was a particular neighborhood that had a contest with a prize of $500 to the most festively lit home. I know for sure that some of those homeowners spent WAY more than $500 to decorate — just for the bragging rights! It made it very entertaining for those of us driving through, and I’ve always loved lights because of it.

It’s definitely the time of year to indulge in Christmas lights, but not everyone loves the traditional red and green options. Sometimes you’re looking for something a bit more simple and/or sophisticated. I’ve compiled a collection of those type of lights, pretty and simple – they can be used at Christmas, for parties or even all year around. I would definitely keep these DIY paper cup lights up all year. If you’d like to see some more inspiration for decorating your own light strands (most with tutorials), continue through the jump!

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10 Ideas for DIY Christmas Lights

Paper Bright

Traditional origami folding makes the little light covers for this sweet strand.
Find the step-by-step at Wit & Whistle


Looking for outrageous holiday homes? Check out these amazing light shows!

About craftyamy



Amy Anderson is a crafty, DIY kind of girl who lives in Atlanta with her pug. She writes for Babble Home, and her work has appeared on Design Sponge as well as in Woman's Day and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read craftyamy's latest posts →

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