String lights are a wonderful and affordable choice of decorative lighting. There is something about their soft light that makes them so romantic and serene, everything they are a part of instantly gets an intimate atmosphere. They are a lovely addition to any home and if you’re worried that there aren’t many creative ways to incorporate them into the decor, these 13 fantastic DIY string light decor ideas beg to differ!
1. Rattan Ball Patio Lights
Decorate your patio with beautiful rattan balls that are hiding string lights inside of them, lighting up your outdoors in the most charming way, making it the perfect setting for outdoor dinner parties! They are super simple to make and you can find the tutorial at Crafty Butt.
2. String Light Green Garland
String lights perform really well in a minimalist household, because they are very subtle and their light isn’t too intrusive. It’s just enough to create a magical ambiance! Visit Homeyohmy to learn how you can make a lovely string light garland with a natural look!
3. Cloud Light
If you want a really noticeable and unique decor element that captures one’s attention even when it’s not light up, you need to check out DIY Projects for Teens. This outstanding cloud light is such an innovative piece it’s going to totally define the space. The simple act of turning on the lights is going to become a miraculous experience!
4. String Light Headboard
Forget the wooden and upholstered headboards that everybody has – your room should have something totally outside of the box, something representing your shiny and glistening spirit! All you need are some plain curtains, string lights and the instructions by Nastazsa!
5. Christmas Marquee Light
Have you started pinning Christmas decor ideas yet? This fabulous Christmas marquee light needs to be on all your boards! It has a lavish and expensive look, but the secret behind it are actually string lights! If you are eager to learn more, A Beautiful Mess has the tutorial!
6. String Light Kittens
Halloween is not far away and when you’re decorating your house for the scariest night of the year, remember to put up this black kitten garland! Thanks to a little string light trick the kittens have shining eyes that will have an outstanding and spooky effect! Get the inside scoop at Cakies.
7. Christmas Tree Lights
Here’s a really simple way to create string light Christmas trees for those who want to create many festive decor pieces but can’t afford to lose much time! 17 Apart brings you a tutorial that is as fun as it is easy, resulting in glistening Christmas trees that truly show their potential once all the other lights are out!
8. Ping Pong Balls String Lights
String lights radiate soft and gentle light, but if you want to make them stronger and more noticeable The Surznick Common Room has a really quick trick to do so! You’ll need a big box of ping pong balls that will act as big and bright light bulbs!
9. String Light Wooden Star
Don’t underestimate string lights when it comes to outdoor decorations! They can definitely be part of the most superior decor piece on the very front of your house. Wrap them around a big star to create a magnificent ornament, ideal for December’s holiday season. You can get the instructions at Artful Parent!
10. Firefly String Lights
String lights are magical enough on their own but when you pair them with tulle you get something so fairytale-like it’s going to leave you speechless. The firefly string lights we found at Hayseed Homemakin’ are the most splendid choice of decor for weddings, baby showers and other celebrations of the finest things in life!
11. String Light Star Garland
Want to spice up a lounge area in your home and make it more welcoming? Buy some string lights and visit Mon Makes Things to see how you can make the most beautiful star garland. Once you hang it up, your little lounge area will become the most charming nook in your whole home!
12. Pineapple String Lights
Turn your string lights into little pineapples to give them a totally uncommon look! We can assure you that with this upgrade you’ll have the element of surprise working for you every time you light them up in front of any guests. Drawn to DIY will show you how to make them!
13. Cupcake Flower String Lights
If you still have any cupcake liners left from your last baking project, here’s a fantastic idea to repurpose them! They can become shiny flower petals for your newest string light garland and contribute to your home’s colorful and warm decor. Follow Oh Happy Day‘s tutorial to make these cupcake flower string lights!