These ideas will have your whole house glowing for the holidays.
In a child's room or a hallway, a string-light tree is as festive as an evergreen. Use adhesive hooks to hang mini lights adorned with felt star ornaments that twinkle.
How to Make the String-Light "Wall" Tree With Felt Star Ornaments
Hand-twist rope lights, using our template as a guide to create glimmering oversize ornaments. Hang them from their cords (disguised with ribbon) at varying heights along a porch or under the eaves of the house.
How to Make the Outdoor Hanging Snowflake Ornaments
Extend the season for garden edgers by stringing them with lights to accentuate their curves and then lining a walkway with them for a welcoming look.
How to Make the Winter Fence
These flowers brighten the coldest of winter nights.
How to Make the Winter Flowers
Bring a bit of the heavens down to snowy earth with stars fashioned from ordinary garden stakes.
How to Make the Stars
These conical Christmas trees are crafted from tomato cages. Here, they are hung from the boughs of an oak and illuminate the agave, lending a touch of winter to an arid climate.
How to Make the Hanging Trees
To create a striking outdoor lighting display, string several of these shooting stars in your yard.
How to Make the Shooting Stars
Lit from within, these presents suggest magical snow sculptures.
How to Make the Glowing Gift Boxes
These fire-and-ice decorations will actually make you long for snow.
How to Make the Snow Lanterns
Write a message in lights to share with all who pass by. Use our template for the word Joy, spell out another sentiment, or create your own shape, such as a star or a tree.
How to Make the Outdoor Lighting: Joy
With a little effort, you can give your home extra holiday sparkle with an evergreen garland dotted with red "berries" made of Christmas lights.
How to Make the Red-Berry-Light Garland
Make the entrance to your home inviting to holiday visitors -- including Santa -- with bright, merry lights; their sparkle highlights the shimmering globes and greenery of this double wreath.
How to Make the Ball and Light Wreath
A pile of jewel-like ornaments makes a festive, glowing statement atop a decorative urn.
How to Make the Lighted Urn Topper
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