DIY Christmas Lights: Make a Tomato Cage Christmas Tree!

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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...]

Send Us Your DIY Ideas!

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Send your DIY ideas to us for a chance to win a $100 Christmas Lights, Etc shopping coupon! Email ideas to DIYIdeas@christmaslightsetc.com! If you find yourself dreaming up or completing DIY lighting projects to enhance your holiday or year round decor, we want to hear from you! Maybe you have created our … [Read more...]

Top 10 Outdoor Christmas Lights Ideas

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With so many outdoor Christmas lights ideas out there it can be hard to decide which ones to use for your home. We've put together a list of our favorite outdoor Christmas lights and DIY Christmas ideas plus easy step by step tutorials and links to products so you can create something wonderful in no … [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?

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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...]

Show Pride with Patriotic Lights and Decor

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Patriot Day is a time for remembrance and reflection on the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. It is also a day to show pride in our country and all those who serve and protect our freedoms. As the 13th anniversary of September 11th  approaches we would like to offer some ideas on how to commemorate this day … [Read more...]

Bokeh Photography! A Fun Way to Photograph Christmas Lights

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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

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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...]

How to Wrap a Tree with Lights

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Wrapping outdoor trees with Christmas lights creates beautiful outdoor Christmas decorations using your yard's natural aesthetic. Wrapped outdoor trees are often seen in botanical gardens and light shows, and suit any decor. While it may look like a challenge, it is easy once you know the steps. Learn to wrap … [Read more...]

How to Photograph a Christmas Tree

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Knowing how to photograph a Christmas tree with a DSLR camera requires a familiarity with using manual controls. However, being familiar with manual controls is not the same as knowing how to shoot a brightly illuminated tree in a dark room. Many times pictures come out with lights or even the tree very … [Read more...]

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