What is it about twinkly string lights that just make a space more magical? Maybe it’s the mood lighting, or how similar they look to romantic starlight. Maybe it’s because they remind us of the holidays. Whatever the reason, we’re huge fans of making string lights a permanent decoration in your home. Check out our favorite 19 DIY projects to brighten up your space.

1. DIY Glowing Rope: Got a nautical theme going on in your home? Try adding this rope light strand to a corner or an empty wall. (via A Merry Mishap)

2. Lighted Paper Pennant: You already know that pennants are in. Why not take it up a notch by making your pennant glow? (via Once Wed)

3. DIY Flame-less Fire Pit: Grab some blankets and heat up the hot chocolate, because you’re going to want to cozy up around this flame-less fire pit. (via Free People)

4. Star Light Star Bright Garland: All you need for this super easy DIY is a string of globe bulbs and some craft foam. Now go and make. (via Mon Makes Things)

5. DIY Vintage Marquee: This is your place. Let it be known with this flashy DIY marquee in your name. (via Brit + Co)

6. Glittery Feather String Lights: Get ready to turn an outdated string of lighted paper lanterns into glittery, feathery goodness. (via Crafts)

7. String Lights Christmas Tree: This wall tree made from string lights is the perfect way to save space and yet still get your home ready for the holidays this season. (via Martha Stewart)

8. Cotton Candy Lights: These fluffy lights are just the thing for your next baby shower or garden party. (via With Lovely)

9. DIY Cafe Lights: As if string lights weren’t sparkly enough, this DIY shows you how to add even more shine and color for the perfect garland. (via Design Love Fest)

10. Snow Inspired Lights: Nothing rocks white and fluffy better than snow, and we figured out how to snow-ify our string lights. High five anyone? (via Brit + Co)

11. Paper Tricks: Got string lights? Got paper? Then all you need to do next is decide which one of these 10 projects you will create. (via Brit + Co)

12. DIY Ping Pong Ball Lights: You can make these charming globe lights with a string of lights and ping pong balls. (via Say Yes)

13. Solar Lighted Tied Garland: Gather up some patterned colorful bits of fabric and tie them on to your string lights for an easy and beautiful upgrade. (via My So Called Crafty Life)

14. Egg Carton String Lights: Yup. Those pretty flowers are made from egg cartons. This is definitely a project the kiddos will want to help you with. (via Pysselbolaget)

15. Paper Doily Wreath: Here is the perfect DIY to bring those delicate snowflakes indoors. You’ll want to keep it up all winter long. (via Martha Stewart)

16. DIY Candy Lights: Are you ready to make your house look like Candyland? These lighted candies look just scrumptious. (via Oh Happy Day)

17. Ranunculi Lights: These colorful little flowers are perfect for decorating just about anything in your home, including string lights. (via Brit + Co)

18. Paper Cube String Lights: Such adorable little paper cubes make for a lovely lantern-lit party, don’t you think? (via Whit and Whistle)

19. Folded Paper String Lights: The best part about this project is that you can change the color of your paper to match the season or special occasion, so you’ll be ready to celebrate every holiday. (via A Subtle Revelry)

Are you ready to string up some decorations in your home? Which project is your favorite? Tell us below!