Every year, we unbox thousands of bright, twinkly lights to adorn our homes in festive luminescence
for the holidays. In fact, people love Christmas lights so much, that NASA
claims holiday lights can even be seen from space. The good news is, all your hard work untangling those strings of lights doesn’t have to go to waste just because the holidays are over. Between adding a bit of ambiance to a room or adding some extra lighting outside, these ideas let you enjoy glowing strings of light far after the tree has been taken down
and the final gift has been unwrapped. Click through for some of our favorite alternative uses for Christmas lights.
Light Up Outdoor Dinner Party
If you’re planning to dine al fresco this summer, add string lights to your list of must-have outdoor decor items
. They are the perfect accent piece to your tablescape and give off a laid-back, cozy vibe.