Christmas lights add a festive touch to the holiday celebrations of many families. In fact, the twinkling lights create such a beautiful display that some people are loathe to take them down once the Christmas season is over.
Fortunately, there are many different ways of recycling Christmas lights and integrating the twinkling bulbs into year-round decor.
Some people choose to add ambiance to their outdoor eating area when recycling Christmas lights. Strands of white or colored bulbs can be draped across a pergola on a patio in order to create a lively mood for outdoor celebrations. The lights can be left off when the mood is less festive, and turned on for special occasions.
Another method of recycling Christmas lights is to use them for a grand celebration such as a wedding. White bulbs in particular are quite appropriate for weddings. Some brides prefer the interior of the church to be adorned with these lights while other brides may wish to restrict their usage to reception area decor.
In addition, consider recycling Christmas lights by using them to decorate indoor space, such as bedrooms. Children, in particular, delight in extravagant, whimsical bedroom decor. Creating a web of tiny lights, suspended from their bedroom ceiling is sure to make any child more eager to spend some quiet time in their room. If only a few Christmas lights are used, the strand can serve as a nice night light for the child.
With the many opportunities for recycling Christmas lights, there’s no need to relegate the strands to the attic between Christmas seasons. Think creatively and your Christmas lights can become a year round fixture in your home. And just think, you won’t even have to untangle the lights when the next Christmas season rolls around!