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String lights are not just for Christmas decorating. They create perfect mood lighting for outdoor summer parties. They can also work well in everyday interiors. What about accenting a floor mirror with string lights?
Don't have recessed lighting in your dining room? Hanging string lights from the ceiling can add a touch of whimsy to the space.
The lights in the image featured above remind me of a summer block party. They are playful and welcome guests into the urban home.
The lantern shown above could be an easy DIY project. Simply find a vintage lantern, purchase a box of string lights, and use the lights to light the lantern. Super simple, but very creative!
Letting the lights hang straight from the ceiling could be used to create a barrier between spaces or be used to accent a certain wall.
A dreamy kid's bedroom! If you are very creative, you can try your hand at creating a design out of the lights.
The more common solution: string lights are great for outdoor summer parties. Drape the lights over the pool or a seating area. When the sun goes down the mood turns romantic.
Below are a few options for Lamps Plus string lights.
Old Fashioned Metal Moon Lantern Party String Lights
White Paper Lantern String Party Lights
Lotus Flower 10-Light String Lights
Solar 23 Foot Long LED White Rope Lights
Can you add any ideas for creative string lighting solutions?
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Lightning makes your home beautiful and attractive.. I like the idea of White Paper Lantern String Party Lights which will increase the look of my home at party time.
I've always liked string lighitng but have struggled to find a way to incorporate it into my home without looking tacky. I really like the tree made out of lights idea. Is there a place where i can order it?
Thank you for the comments!
AFC, we have searched the web for a place that might sell string light kits and have not had any luck. The image used was found on from http://wesleephere.tumblr.com/.
Here is an idea though-
Take some craft paper and create an outline of a tree and cut it out
Tape it to the wall with painters tape
Using a pencil, outline the tree
Place tacks or small finishing nails along the outline
String the lights on the outline of nails
Always think safety first - don't comprimise the wire by cutting into it
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LED lights have a much longer life span and are less likely to become broken or dull over the years. These lights come in many different styles, lengths, and colours.
People should also consider LED lights, as they have a much longer life span and are less likely to become broken or dull over the years. These lights come in many different styles, lengths, and colours.
I'm dying to make a sort of "constellation in a box" mounted on the wall. I've seen them at a couple places and i just CANNOT find out where to get instructions or how to's.
Any size --- i've seen 8'x6' or 3'x5'
the "box" can be made of plain plywood etc
the back of the box has small nails or screws randomly scattered/affixed to the back of the box leaving enough room to wrap the wires of a string of lights around
then the cover of the box (preferably easily removable, so as to be able to more easiliy change out the lights) is a frame of the same size as the box, but is covered with translucent (not opaque/ not completely see through) , preferably somewhat lustrous/shiny material.
then when the box is done, the lights cast diffused light through the fabric and it's a very soothing, ethereal effect.
so... does anyone know where these might be SOLD or has anyone MADE something like this?
thanks for any and all help
I think at you basically said how to build it. I think that I would keep my eyes open fora box that size or see if someone with a saw could cut the pieces for you . There are some great glues out there if you are not into hammering. My inlaws actually had two of these that were over their twin beds. They had a fluorescent bulb in them with a glass front that had a painting on it. They used them for soft light while they watched tv. This was from the 40's so I doubt they can be purchased anymore, unless the market demands. Good luck