I have a hard time being creative so I search for creative things on Pinterest, or I ask my blogger friends for their unique ideas they have blogged about. I was recently thinking it would be fun to find unique ways to use Christmas lights. I am feeling crafty so I went searching for ideas. First you’ll need a supply of Christmas lights to use, or take apart and create with.I’ve teamed up with Christmas Lights, Etc and they are having a spring sale where they are up to 40% off right now, so that would be a good place to shop for some, if you need some.
This is a great use of burned out bulbs, but you can use new ones as well. To create glitter bulbs it is as easy as painting the bulb with glue and sprinkling on your favorite color. Once all the glue is dried, carefully place all the light bulbs into a glass container to display as a center piece or on a side table. This is an elegant and subtle decoration.
Christmas Light Topiary
Hatter and Hare Events shares some easy instructions for making a Christmas light topiary. What a cute decoration! I think a couple of these could be darling on either side of my fireplace or out on my front porch. There are only a couple steps to the directions and then you have created a beautiful decoration to use year after year.
Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt
Frugal Fun 4 Boys has made a darling printable Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt. Kids will love this fun game and finding different kinds of lights. In some neighborhoods people have Christmas lights up year round but for the most fun this game will have to wait until the holidays. Head to Frugal Fun 4 Boys to download and print the scavenger hunt.
A few months ago I wrote a post on how to use Christmas lights year around. That mostly focused on using them for different parties. Basically for somber occasions like wedding white twinkle lights are perfect. For a little girl’s birthday party, colorful Christmas lights would be a lot of fun. Christmas lights in different colors, sizes and forms can really enhance your party!
Sunflower Yard Decoration
Ditta’s Gift and Savings came up with a very fun and very unique craft idea! This lovely sunflower yard decoration with Christmas lights is easy to make. Ditta has step by step directions so you too can have this in your yard. Visit the link to read all about how to make this cute craft.