No one likes a flock of sad fairies. Feeling left out of Christmas, the fairies were beside themselves. Not wanting their fellow storybook friends moping through the holidays, Santa’s elves got together and created a special Christmas light so beautiful and unique they would forever be called Fairy Lights to celebrate their special friends. And to this day, there’s a little magic in all fairy lights that makes everything they’re used for that much more enchanting.
Fairy lights add a little spirit to all holiday decorations and DIY Christmas craft projects because they’re tiny, beautiful and very easy to work with on just about any type of decor.
Pour a glass of eggnog or grab your favorite mug for hot chocolate and explore the magic of fairy lights with us, we have a feeling once you see the amazing selection and decorating ideas we’ve gathered, you’ll be ready to put a spell on your own holiday decorations and DIY craft projects with our enchanting inspirations!
Fairy Light Color Options
Specialty Fairy Lights
Fairy lights have vivid colors, they use energy saving LED bulbs and with battery powered options you can decorate anything anywhere. It’s easy to see why these tiny lights are so popular!
Holiday Decorating With Fairy Lights
With so many light color and style options the design possibilities are endless! To help inspire your creativity we’ve gathered some of our favorite holiday decorating ideas using fairy lights. If you have a few of your own not shown below, let us know in the comments, we would love to see how you decorate with fairy lights in your home! Enjoy!
Brighten your Thanksgiving or Christmas table this year by adding battery operated lights to your centerpiece! Place fairy lights in mason jars and vases or weave them along the table and around other decorations. Adding faux snow or ornaments to your light filled jars makes for one cheerful holiday display while hiding the battery pack too!
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Add extra shimmer under the tree and around your home by wrapping presents or decorative gift boxes with ribbon lights. You can even shape these flexible ribbons into a bow on top of packages! Looking for a way to refresh your holiday greenery? Ribbon lights are popular for wrapping around Christmas wreaths and garland too!
Wrap grapevine balls with lights, then place them in garden planters on each side of your front door or hang them from tree branches. We recommend using battery operated fairy lights for indoor grapevine light balls and plug in lights for outdoor use.
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Make a DIY Christmas luminary. You may have a few glass orbs around the house already, but if not you can pick up glass globe fixtures like the one below from the thrift store or your local hardware store, then just add a string of battery operated or plug-in lights to the inside to create a frosted winter nightlight in no time!
Make a winter wonderland themed scene contained inside a shadowbox or create a Christmas snow globe using bottle brush trees, Christmas village pieces, faux snow and LED lights! We recommend battery operated fairy lights for these DIY projects.
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Create a frozen themed chandelier for your little girl’s bedroom! Wrap sheer fabric and white fairy lights around a wire wreath frame, then hang snowflakes and icicles from the wires for a shimmering effect fit for an Arendelle princess! You can also hang ornaments or ribbons from the wires and use lights in matching colors to create a one of a kind DIY chandelier for any room.
Now you’re ready to experience the magic of holiday decorating with fairy lights in your own home! Click the image below to find lights for your next Christmas decorating project!