DIY Lighted Christmas Presents

DIY Lighted Gift Boxes Using Chicken Wire Frame

Phew, we’ve been busy little elves over here at the workshop! We know how much our Christmas Lights Etc. community loves DIY Christmas decorations so we’ve come up with a present, actually 4 presents, for you! By using basic materials found at any local hardware store, or some you might even have laying … [Read more...]

Make These Amazing Candle Lanterns Your Next DIY

DIY Candle Lanterns Brighten Backyard Events

As soon as we saw these homemade candle lanterns hung at an outdoor party, we knew these were our next DIY, and we will show you why they are yours! Using just a few items and a bit of creative ingenuity, these DIY lanterns can brighten your landscapes and provide a welcoming atmosphere during parties and … [Read more...]

How to Hang Curtain Lights in 3 Easy Steps

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When the sun sinks down and the moon comes up, your backyard can turn dark and uninviting. To banish this night time dilemma, use our incredibly simple and breathtakingly beautiful curtain lights to light up your deck. Ideas for when to use curtain lights: general deck lighting graduation … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Ideas Can be a Real Gift! Literally!

DIY Christmas Lights

Like a new recipe you can't wait to try, some DIY Christmas ideas are so amazing we just can't wait until Christmas to share them! We fell in love with these DIY lighted gift boxes and we think you're going to love them just as much! After all, with so much sparkle it's hard not to! Spring is a wonderful time … [Read more...]

How to Photograph Christmas Lights

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The season of extraordinary outdoor Christmas lighting displays is upon us! What better way is there to share your joy of the beautiful lights than photograph Christmas lights and share with friends and family? However, there’s that one lingering problem sitting in the back of your mind.. you just can’t quite … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Lights: Make a Tomato Cage Christmas Tree!

DIY Christmas lights

Tomato cages are more than just a tool for spring and summer gardening. With a few Christmas light strings and a little creativity you can turn these seemingly uninspired lawn accessories into a brilliant tomato cage Christmas tree, Christmas card holder, or even a spooky Halloween ghost! Here are our four … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Ideas: Make a Tree of Lights Using a Basketball Pole!

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Like Santa’s elves, we are always hard at work to bring you fun new ways to use Christmas lights and this is a DIY Christmas idea that we just had to share! After some creative experimenting we have come up with a way to take your everyday basketball pole and make a DIY Christmas decoration fit for a … [Read more...]

How Much Electricity Do My Christmas Lights Use?


Everyone wants to save money during the holidays. If you want to save money with your Christmas lights display, it is helpful to know much power you are using. Once you know how much electricity you are using, you can find ways to lower your wattage and reduce your bill. Below you will find a brief … [Read more...]

Bokeh Photography! A Fun Way to Photograph Christmas Lights

Bokeh How-To Photography

Learning how to photograph Christmas lights is always a fun challenge to take on - why not mix it up a little bit more by being able to create your own custom-shaped bokeh as well? “Wait, what is bokeh?” That’s a great question! Bokeh (pronounced “bow-kay”) is essentially the Japanese word for an aesthetic … [Read more...]

How to Make Christmas Light Balls

Christmas Light Balls

Christmas light balls are extremely popular outdoor Christmas decorations that are unique in appearance. Many times found in holiday light shows, botanical gardens, and other elegant displays, Christmas light balls are actually easy to make with just a few supplies. Based on the popularity of our How to Make … [Read more...]

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