12 Ways to Use Your Christmas Lights in the Summer
If you love decorating for Christmas, you probably have stockpiles of Christmas lights stored (cleverly) away for all but one month of the year. But your Christmas lights shouldn’t sit in the attic gathering dust — there are ways to use them tastefully in the summer, too. Christmas lights instantly make any setting feel warm and even magical, so why wouldn’t you use them around the house during the other months of the year? Whether you’re lighting up an outdoor wedding reception or doing a fun DIY project with the kids while they’re out of school, get inspired to use those twinkling lights all summer long. There will be no time for tangles.
Hanging Photo Album
Clip all your summer pictures up on strings of Christmas lights for an ethereal glow in your room. Swap the pictures out next season, and keep making memories.
Porch Party Lighting
Free Time DIY
Highlight Your Highlighter
Illuminate the fairest of them all while you get ready for summer parties with extra lighting around your mirror. Don’t forget to touch up with these items on our summer beauty bucket list!
When It's Too Hot for the Drive-In
Beat Summer Reading Boredom
Summer Science Experiment
Plan Summer Adventures
Even if there are summer storms in the South, you can still go camping inside! Turn all the lights off and use Christmas lights to recreate a starry night. Make classic campfire snacks like s’mores (or our deep-fried version) and hot dogs and cuddle up, mosquito-free. Fun for a kids’ sleepover or a creative date night.
Backyard Wedding Reception
What would an outdoor wedding reception be without lights in the trees? You already know how to hang Christmas lights, so save money and DIY. If you aren’t planning any backyard wedding receptions, a more toned-down look using Christmas lights in the trees would be beautiful and festive for an outdoor summer party.
For the Perfect Instagram
Create a sparkly backdrop for a table at a wedding or party, or move the table aside for a picture-perfect photo booth area.