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Decorating with mini lights is easy and fun, especially since they’re available in every color of the rainbow. They’re versatile and inexpensive, making them a great choice for your accent decorating projects. Mini lights add sparkle and soft illumination to plants, shelving, cupboards, ceilings, outdoor landscapes, buildings, fences, swing sets, and much more. It doesn’t take a lot of time and money to transform a room or project using mini lights. This is good news for those people who want to add some sparkle but don’t have the time to invest in a grand project.

Use What You Have

These small but versatile light strings can be used in conjunction with items you may already have in your home. For example, good candidates to use with mini lights are glass beads, stones, river rocks, ivy, tulle or lightweight sheer fabrics, marbles, glass vases and bowls, candlesticks, and more. Are you thinking about what you have tucked away in the craft closet?

Easy and Fun Ways to Decorate with Mini Lights

Here are a few off the wall ideas that I hope will inspire you to use mini lights in your home:

Planter side table – who doesn’t have an extra planter, left over each season? Spray paint it a color that matches the decor of the room you want to put it in and then fill it with sand. Place strings of lights over the top of the sand. Use any color bulb that strikes your fancy. Cover the planter with a piece of glass that overlaps the width of the planter so it creates a small table. Isn’t that lovely? It’s a great way to use empty planters and it’s an inexpensive way to add small illuminated side tables to any room of the house. Glass jars, vases, or bowls – glass is wonderfully versatile too and can be used for so many decorating purposes. Fill a glass container of any shape with white mini lights and glass marbles. Imagine the wonderful colors in that container when you’re finished! This would be an attractive foyer table accent, office or den display. Table legs wrapped in lights – the home improvement store is a fun place to walk around and get ideas. Take table legs for instance. The thick ones are sturdy and pretty with some woodwork accents on them already. Take a set of at least three home in varying heights. Paint or stain the wood to match your decor and attach them to a wooden base. Wrap the legs in mini lights. If the table legs are large enough put a small potted plant on top. Group the three of them in an otherwise dark corner of a room or on the front porch and you’ve instantly added charm and beauty to the space! Create a lighted headboard – using whatever wood you have lying around and some mini lights, you can create a unique headboard. Old doors or just plain plywood works fine. Once you’ve painted, stained, or distressed the wood the way you want it, drill holes into the wood where you’d like the lights to come through. Hang the headboard a few inches from the wall and string twinkle lights attached to the wall behind the headboard so the light can shine through. Voila – a lighted headboard! Fill glass blocks from the craft store with lights – Use them to accent a bookcase or a window. Fill a vase with a set of mini lights – Use the lit vase as a nightlight in a bathroom Decorate for a party – Use twinkle lights to decorate in your favorite team’s colors during the next big game.

You’re headed to the craft closet and the toolbox, aren’t you? Have fun decorating with Christmas lights and transforming your space into something truly beautiful!

By Shellie Gardner

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