Christmas! Christmas!, the festival of lights and gifts and still don’t know How to hang Christmas lights around windows!? You have come to the right place for it. In today’s article I am going to let you in some beautiful and cost effective ways to hang Christmas lights around windows and even some DIY projects to brighten your house for such a beautiful season of holidays and laughter.
With the long dreamt wish to decorate the home with lights and decorations during the Christmas season it’s still a struggle for many to know the placements in interior and exterior of the house to give it a more illuminative feel.
Christmas always bring along the idea of happiness and lights in everyone’s lives and homes. With this, one is also under the pressure to illuminate their homes with lighting design, bulbs, decorations and much more. To make their houses stand out from everyone else, one can place the light strands differently around the window frame, front yard, trees and many more space. I will let you in on some quick and easy DIYs to help you illuminate your house better.
1.How to Hang Christmas Lights Around Windows
Window and window frames are one perfect way to make your house feel more ready for the season of Christmas. Lights play a crucial role in decorating one’s house and getting it ready for the Christmas season. Below given are some great ideas to incorporate them in your this year’s decor plans.
1.1 Hanging Christmas Lights Inside
There are innumerable ways to illuminate your house from the inside for Christmas, i am gonna share some ways you can hang Christmas lights around windows from inside.
1.1.1 Hang Christmas Lights from Window Frame
Take a bunch of string lights and wire suckers to hang the lights from the window frame in straight line. Use extension cords. This will give the windows an ethereal and celebratory look, making your living room a celebratory delight.
1.1.2 Hang Bulb Strings on Top
Get a string of lights with bulbs as lights and hang them only at the window frame to give a minimalistic celebration look. Make sure the lights are of good quality and either in warm white or white lights as this this help elevate the look of the window from inside as well outside.
1.1.3 Hang Lights in Half Circles
Take a long string light and with the use of staple gun hang the light strands across the window making half circle shape. This will give you a classic Christmas decorations look.
1.1.4 Make Designs Using Light Strands
Take a light strand and electrical tape and make designs like Stars, Christmas trees, Bells etc on the window to give your window a fun twist during the Christmas season. Use extension cords to use more lights.
1.1.5 The Minimalist Look
Take led lights and hang them around the window frame to give a more minimalist or classy look. This will reflect the light on to the whole window giving it a beautiful and full look even with minimal work.
1.2 Hanging Christmas Lights Outside
If you want to light up your house more and make it feel like a lighting bulb you can opt for decorating your house with lights from the outside.
1.2.1 Hang String Lights On Windows
Take a bunch of light strands of outdoor Christmas lights and hang them from window frame to the ground giving a beautiful and flowy look. Use extension cords. This will go well with the maximalist aesthetic you so want to go for.
1.2.2 Hang Christmas lights from Top
Take light strings and hang the from the top in a scattered way to give it a more free flowing look from the outside. Use extension cords. This will lighten your home in less strings but give an ethereal look.
1.2.3 Place String Lights Across Windows
Take some String Lights and place them horizontally at equal distance and same direction. Measure them carefully to make your windows look more precise and clean, do take a note on how many lights you use so that you can use the same on the other windows.
1.2.4 Use Bulb Lights Around Windows
Take a handful of bulbs and place them around the window on the wall as if hanging with the use of extension cords and cup hooks to give them a scattered and minimal look. This will lighten up the window with scattered light as well make it look more modern.
1.2.5 Create Designs On and Around the Windows Using Lights
Use some light strings, nails, clips, hooks etc to create fun designs to decorate on and around the windows. You can also use lights to depict a scene of Santa and reindeers. This might be time consuming but will give your house a beautiful look.
2.Decorating Inside of the House With Lights
Christmas season asks for more than just lights on the window but also all around your house. This is one festival where everyone is in high celebratory spirits and the Christmas Feels are fun. Here are some ideas on how to decorate your house from inside as well using the all too common lights but with a twist.
2.1 On the Stairs
2.1.1 Wrapping the Staircase in Lights
With the use of lights and cup hooks decorate your staircase with lights by wrapping the railing with strings.
2.1.2 Decorating the Staircase
Use a measuring tape and mark the spots at equal intervals and hang Christmas lights in semi circles to give it a more precise look with less lights around to give a hanging light look.
2.2 Dining Table
2.2.1 Using LED Lights
Paste LED lights on the dining table to enlighten it and add a touch of light even to the dining table.
2.2.2 Using Lights
When you put the decorations on your table also put a string light along to make it look like more cohesive with the other decorations around your house.
2.3 Fireplace Decoration
2.3.1 Around the Fireplace
Use light strands around the fireplace on bottom corner to the top to give it an ethereal look.
2.3.2 Using Bulbs String
Use Bulb string to hand at the top of the fireplace to give an elegant and classy look.
2.4 Near Windows
2.4.1 Lay Some Strings on Bottom Corner
Lay some strings on bottom corners of the windows in a clustered way to enhance the look of your living rooms.
2.4.2 DIY Projects
Create some DIY projects and put them near the windows or side tables to bring the whole festive look together.
2.5 On the Table Tops
2.5.1 Tie in Lights with the Decorations
Put in lights with the table decorations and avoid using plug lights rather battery operated.
2.5.2 Use LED Lights
Use LED Light to elevate the look of the tables and the decorations used.
3. Decorating Outside of the House with Lights
Decorating your house from outside is an extensive holiday time tradition for many families along with a friendly competition among the neighborhood on who has the most beautiful decor. Below given are some ideas which one should incorporate in their house decoration run this year round.
3.1 Front Porch
Put strings of lights on the wreaths and decorate the front porch with it.
Use led light on the front yard to decorate it. Paste it on the ground in different ways to make shapes, animals or things.
Put some small trees on the front yard with lights and small ornaments to decorate.
Lay lights around on the garden grass and bushes to light them up to give it a more festive look.
Make sure to use outdoor lights and extension cord with waterproof system to help it stay longer.
Make sure to decorate the trees properly with outdoor Christmas lights making sure the lights don’t fuse with strong winds. Measure the tree carefully to not be short of the lights as well as use extension cord.
On an occasion like Christmas when your own expenses are shooting from the roof, here I am gonna give you some ways to use the already existing items to brighten your homes and lighten the weight on your wallets. Most things given below are easily found one’s stationery cabinet. Here are some quick and easy DIYs to do with lights around your house.
4.1 The Lit Up Tree
You will need-
- Wooden sticks
- Staple Gun
- Collect some wooden sticks from the Garden and clean them.
- Paint the sticks nicely.
- Glue them together to make a branch like structure.
- Install Christmas lights with Staple Gun on it making them look like a branch of a tree with lights.
- Pot it in a vase and put stones on top.
4.2 The Cloud Light
You will need-
- Half cut bottle or plastic bowl
- Hanging Lights
- Glitter Powder
- Paste cotton on the half cut plastic bottle or bowl.
- Put in some hanging lights around the cotton.
- Cover it with more cotton.
- Sprinkle some glitter powder on it.
- Hang it using hook.
4.3 The Jute Balloon
You will need-
- Jute Threads
- Blow a balloon.
- Cover it in glue.
- Carefully wrap the balloon with jute.
- Let it sit aside for more than 2 days.
- Burst the balloon.
- Fix a bulb works in it.
- Hang it using a hook.
4.4 The Light Glass Chamber
You will need-
- Glass vase.
- Transparent Orbeez
- Small Ornaments
- In a bowl add orbeez and water.
- Keep it aside and let it bloom.
- In a Glass vase add the swollen orbeez
- Put in some small ornaments and Christmas lights.
- Add more orbeez.
- Repeat the procedure till it is full.
- Mix Glitter in to the water.
- Add that water into the glass vase.
5. Some Tips and Tricks to Follow
- Don’t use excess lights in your decoration.
- Make sure all your lights are in pristine condition.
- Don’t use broken bulbs.
- Use a good rated ground fault circuit interrupter.
- Make sure you know how many strands of lights are used.
- Use Gutter hooks to hang Christmas lights around areas with gutters.
- Use energy efficient lights.
- Use two strands lights outside.
- Use feet measurements to make your job easier.
- Use doors as an excellent way to make your home more festive ready.
- Don’t hammer the nails in the walls to avoid lasting damage.
- While Hanging Christmas lights around windows make sure you don’t damage the windows.
- Hang lights in appropriate distance from each other.
- Hang lights with the use of staple gun or gutter hooks.
- Use measuring tape while hanging lights.
- Make sure your extension cord outside is well protected.
- Use light strand which isn’t faulty.
- Use various types of wall hanging and put in Christmas lights to make them festive ready.
- Measure all your lights carefully.
- Establish interior as well as exterior as one aesthetic.
In conclusion, Christmas lights hold an enchanting power that transcends mere illumination. They weave a tapestry of warmth and nostalgia, illuminating not just the physical world around us, but also the intangible threads of joy, togetherness, and wonder. From their humble origins to the dazzling displays of modern times, these twinkling beacons have become an essential part of the holiday season, symbolizing unity, hope, and the spirit of giving.
As technology continues to evolve, so too will the artistry and innovation behind Christmas light displays. From energy-efficient LEDs to synchronized music and breathtaking visual spectacles, the future promises even more breathtaking ways to celebrate the season. Yet, no matter how advanced our lighting techniques become, the heartwarming essence of Christmas lights will always lie in their ability to evoke cherished memories, create new traditions, and infuse the air with a palpable sense of joy.
So, as we embark on another holiday season, let us pause to appreciate the magic held within those delicate strands of lights. Christmas lights are not just a symphony of colors; they are a symphony of emotions, a visual manifestation of the holiday spirit that illuminates both our surroundings and our souls.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques.1 Shall I decorate my home on Christmas eve?
Ans: Make sure you do not spend the Christmas eve decorating your home but spend time with your family and friends.
Ques.2 How many strands of lights shall I use on a tree?
Ans: A single tree should at least have 3 strands of lights or a 8 feet tree should have at least 20 feet of lights on it.
Ques.3 Can I plug in the Christmas lights in the wall plug?
Ans: Yes you can plug the Christmas Lights in the wall plug.
Ques.4 Can I use Christmas Lights outside?
Ans: Yes, some strands of Christmas lights can be used for exterior decor.