Christmas is the season of peace and joy… until you have to put the decorations up, that is. And if you’re anything like me, untangling holiday lights and climbing ladders doesn’t exactly fill you with holiday cheer. But we have good news… these holiday lights tips will make hanging those lights much easier for this year and the years to come.
Holiday Lights Tips and Tricks
Use zip ties to tie holiday lights to railings. The zip ties won’t leave marks like tape and hooks do.
Does your tree always look a little, well… boring? Maybe liven it up with two different bulb sizes. Doesn’t the bottom half of this tree look magical? Who knew different sizes would make all the difference!
Brighten your hallway and make it into a magical place! Cover your ceiling with twinkly lights.
Wrap your kiddos up with Christmas lights to take the best Christmas Photos EVER!
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Because safety is a priority, use an old plastic container with notches cut in the sides to protect extension cords during the Christmas season.
Use clothespins to easily clip holiday lights to fascia when you’re decorating your home’s exterior. It’s so much easier than light clips.
Wrap Christmas lights around cardboard to keep them tangle free from year to year.
Make your own wire Christmas trees with tomato cages and strings of lights. If you already have tomato cages, this is a super frugal way to decorate the exterior of your home for the holiday season.
Ping pong balls make excellent light diffusers, and they make an ordinary set of lights look absolutely beautiful. Here’s a tutorial to create your own string of ping pong ball lights!
Or put some foil cupcake liners behind your lights to bounce a little more light off. This works well with lights around the windows!
Make a gorgeous holiday light globe by wiring two wire hanging baskets together and wrapping lights around them. Magical!
When photographing holiday lights, you may want to turn off your flash. The flash creates a gray, washed-out look. By turning off the flash, the lights look brighter because there’s more contrast.
Get the look of hanging thousands of lights without all the hassle. The star shower makes it so simple!
Transform your Twinkle lights into a rug – this is a perfect way to add a warm cozy glow to a room.