Some of us really look forward to our outdoor Christmas lights each year… to some of us it’s just an obligatory pain… That’s kind of sad, becasue it gives us a reason to celebrate the outdoors at a time of year when we don’t get out into the garden much. I think those who dread it only feel that way becasue they haven’t been inspired! So here are some great ideas for DIY Christmas outdoor lighting to really make you want to celebrate the season!
When I saw these Christmas light balls for the first time, all I could think was “wow”. Simple, using ordinary chicken wire and lights, and such an impact! Find out how to create these Christmas light balls from Christmas Lights Etc…
Love this one from BHG. Mini lights wrapped around grapevine balls. Gorgeous!
Rose Knows Coupons has a tutorial on creating these outdoor lighted holiday gift boxes. Much less expensive than the ones in the store!
Wanna know how to make these shooting star lights? From Martha Stewart, see the tutorial here! Love this type of creative outdoor Christmas lighting.
Another one from Martha Stewart. Write a message in lights to share with all who pass by. Here they used LED rope lighting. The rope lighting is secured to a grid of wire wreath forms with heavy-duty cable ties.
This is one of the most creative DIY lighting projects I’ve seen… net lights draped over an outdoor table, and lighted globes hung as a “chandelier”… Like party time for the Christmas creatures!
Love this message lighting sign by Little Bit Funky. Find out how they made this giant lighted star for less than $5. I would either use dark paint, or lights with white wires to make it a little neater looking during the day, but whatever you like!
This is a great idea for the patio…fill your hanging baskets with led lights, then push some through to the outside… Fill the basket with some garden goodies!
Lighted lanterns…just insert led lights into anything clear!
This last one is just plain old good inspiration…old fashioned multi-colored outdoor Christmas lights wrapped around an older bicycle… Charming!
If you were inspired by these creative outdoor Christmas lights, then pop on over to our post on DIY front yard Christmas decorating projects!Image Credits: BHG, Christmas Lights Etc, rose knows coupons, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart, Cottage Living, Little Bit Funky, BHG, Shop Terrain, Living the Country Life