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18 Whimsical Ways to Decorate With String Lights

We’re in love with lights. We’ve been Pinning and pining over dreamy bright string lights for days. The best part is that they’re so simple to implement. Really! From illuminated headboard DIYs to garlands and even a flameless campfire, we’ve found some of the best string light ideas to share with you. Get ready to light up your world!

1. Create Your Own Headboard: Bright lights are calling you home and into the sack. (via Welcome to Everyday)

2. Branch Chandelier: This DIY chandelier is incredibly cool. And… we’re off to source some birch branches. (via Poppytalk)

3. DIY Ping Pong Cafe Lights: LED lights and ping pong balls may seem like an unlikely combination for a stunning DIY. But it works! So simple, so sweet. (via Say Yes to Hoboken)

4. Vintage Ladder: A ladder with Italian party lights can virtually replace a lamp. And is much more fun than a lamp. (via Alex’s Closet)

5. Vintage Style Marquee Letters: Say it like a boss! We’re loving this vintage-style marquee DIY. It’s sure to make a big statement in any room. (via Hobby Lobby)

6. Rustic Rattan Ball String Lights: Craft a lovely twine-ball light garland that you’ll find yourself reusing over and over again. It makes a lovely mantle decoration, but you could also use it for parties and events. (via Crafty Butt)

7. Winter Sparkle Mirror Garland and White Lights: Who can’t use a little extra light and sparkle in their lives? DIY a sparkle mirror garland and brighten up any room in your home. (via Apartment Therapy)

8. Brighten Up a Workspace: Create a workspace that inspires you! We’re totally crushing on this colorful space. The addition of string lights is the icing on the cake. (via The Glitter Guide)

9. Flameless Fire Pit: Cozy up beside your very own DIY fire pit… flameless, of course. This one’s sure to be a hit with wee ones. (via Free People Blog)

10. DIY Cup Garden Lights: DIYs don’t have to be scary. Mini paper cups and a string of lights are all it takes to make this cute garden light garland. Is your mind blown, too? Thought so. (via Zomoc)

11. Light Up a Mirror: String some lights around your mirror for a special effect. It’ll look lovely and the bright reflection will make the room seem bigger too. (via Fancy)

12. Lighted Drapery: Wouldn’t you love to call a bedroom that is this magical your own? You’ll feel like a princess every night with your own twinkling draperies. Bonus: They double as a bright nightlight! (via Mrs. Jones)

13. DIY Headboard With LEDs: Is your headboard bare? A twinkling headboard is simple to make and creates instant mood lighting. Hubba, hubba. (via Shelterness)

14. String Lights on Your Party Table: Welcome dinner guests with a little ambiance. These bright string lights will be the talk of the table. (via Rene Linger)

15. Starry String Lights: Nothing welcomes a good night’s sleep like a cozy bed. Lullaby your little one into peaceful slumber surrounded by a million twinkling lights. (via RH Baby and Child)

16. Reclaimed Barn Wood Arrow Sign: Reclaimed wood and string lights come together to create a work of art — something barn wood never thought it would be doing. (via Natalme)

17. Vintage Marquee DIY: This DIY is super impressive and super affordable, using inexpensive materials such as foam core and poster board. Yes, vintage marquee letters from poster board can happen. (via Oh Happy Day)

18. Jute Twinkle Lights: We couldn’t help but include one of our favorite DIYs of all time. What a fun and inexpensive way to jazz up a basic string o’ lights, if we do say so ourselves. (via Brit + Co.)

 How are you using string lights to decorate your home? We’re dying to hear your top tips!