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...]

3 Borderline Genius Ways to Use Rope Light In Your Backyard!

outdoor rope light ideas

Need a reason to love rope light? We can give you three! It’s weather resistant, available in energy efficient LED and is surprisingly easy to install. We’ve seen amazing indoor DIY projects using rope light, but what about the outdoors? Rope light, also known as tube lighting, was made for illuminating … [Read more...]

How to Hang Curtain Lights in 3 Easy Steps

how to hang curtain lights

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

how-to photograph christmas lights

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...]

Send Us Your DIY Ideas!


Send your DIY ideas to us for a chance to win a $100 Christmas Lights, Etc shopping coupon! Email ideas to! 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

DIY Christmas Decorations

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...]

10 DIY Christmas Card Holders


Despite today’s digital age of email, social media, and text messages, Christmas cards are still a prominent part of the holiday season. And they should be; there’s nothing like seeing a personalized piece of mail, addressed to you, that isn’t junk or a credit card bill. Because of the influx of festive … [Read more...]

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