Merry Christmas Eve! I can hardly believe it’s already Christmas tomorrow. I’m spending Christmas with just my boyfriend for the first time so we have a relaxing day of monkey bread, mimosas, and an afternoon movie planned. I’m so excited to start our own traditions.
I know Christmas hasn’t even arrived yet, but I can’t help but think ahead about what I’m going to do with the Christmas decor and how I will decorate after the holidays are over. While the green and red Christmas-y decor won’t stay, I like to enjoy pretty lights and glitter as long as possible so I don’t want to completely take down it all down just yet. I was browsing for some inspiration to get some ideas brewing and loved this article that shared natural holiday decor ideas using branches, twine, and other things from nature. The rustic decor feels more festive and less Christmas-y so it works year round. These twig placeholder cards are so cute and easy! I could see them for a wedding or fun party. I got to thinking: everyone has Christmas lights. So why not come up with ways to use lights year round? I came up with three ways to reuse your Christmas lights after Christmas. I hope you like them!
Firefly Lights – These pretty lights were created just by tying tulle around the lights.
DIY it: Cut seven inch squares and tie them around both sides of each light. Use about four yards of tulle for 100 count lights. These cute lights would be perfect for a wedding or little girl’s birthday party.
Rope Lights – A fun twist on the traditional lights.
DIY it: Twist the rope in the opposite direction and weave in the light strand. This is a little time-consuming but definitely worth it. I love the nautical touch.
Branch Lights – You can’t go wrong with some rustic branches and lights to brighten things up.
DIY it: Drape branches in small bulb lights for a cheaper alternative on the pre-lit branches.
How are you celebrating Christmas? Which light DIY would you try?
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