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Three Creative Ways to Reuse Your Christmas Lights

Recently updated on January 16th, 2024 at 11:29 am

As another Christmas rolls on and you’ve enjoyed celebrating with all of your friends and family, it’s normal to feel yourself fall into a bit of a ‘post-Christmas limbo’ as the new year approaches and you don’t know what to do with your time. Many people use the new year as a time to refresh their home décor ready for the months ahead. It’s a great time for out with the old, in with the new attitude. But before you pack up all of the Christmas decorations for another year, why not take a look at some of the below suggestions of fun things you can do to repurpose your Christmas lights and brighten up your home in the new year?

Creating jar lanterns

The natural post-Christmas slump can be tough to deal with, especially for youngsters. After all of the excitement of the build-up to Christmas, coming into the new year children can be on the lookout for things to capture their imagination and keep them occupied.

A great way to repurpose your outdoor Christmas lights is to make jar lanterns with your children. Reminiscent of classic family films where children capture fireflies in jars, this could be a really fun thing to do together and something your children could keep in their bedrooms as a night light. Alternatively, you could always keep it for yourself as a nice touch in your home.

DIY framing

Another unique way to breathe new life into your home as you step into the new year is to create an illuminated focal point in your house. You could drape Christmas lights over pieces of art or mirrors you have on your walls, which would look especially nice in a bedroom.

Or you could get creative and use your Christmas light to make a stand-out feature for a living room wall, twisting the lights into a pattern or shape, creating a feature that is unique to your home.

Bedroom canopy

As you step into the new year, and those long dark winter nights set in, creating a cosy atmosphere in your bedroom could make those nights curled up warm in bed that much more enjoyable.

Many people already use fairy lights in their bedrooms to create a dream-like sanctuary, so why not do the same with Christmas lights? You could hand them from the ceiling or twist them around your headboard on your bed. Better yet, you could combine them with different coloured fabrics to make the lights stand out!

Final Thoughts

With so many ways to reuse Christmas lights, the possibilities are truly endless. The ideas listed above are just a glimpse of the creative ways you can repurpose these festive lights. Don’t let your old Christmas lights gather dust in storage – try out some of these fun ideas and bring new life to your decorations!

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