18 Decorative String Lights DIY Ideas

Everybody loves twinkling lights. So, let’s have fun and get creative with some great DIY ideas for decorative string lights for home decor and parties! #StringLights #DIY #Craft

 

18 Decorative String Lights DIY Ideas

Get creative for any occasion or just because!

 

Light is an essential part of decorating. It sets a mood, creates ambiance, and delights. So why not add some pizzazz to ordinary string lights for your home decor, outdoor living spaces, entertaining, and more. Decorative string lights are perfect for everyday life or special occasions and holidays.

I have collected a roundup of amazing DIY ideas to awe and inspire you. Enjoy!

Paper Star Lights Garland from Lia @ Lia Griffith

 

DIY Candy Lights from Brittany @ Oh Happy Day

 

DIY Plastic Bottle Flower String Lights from Ana for Bob Vila

 

Origami String Lights DIY from Louise @ The Tiny Honeycomb

 

Vintage Mold Tins DIY Strand Lights from Chelsea for Homedit

 

How To Make Polka Dot Ping Pong String Lights from Claire @ Heart Handmade UK

 

DIY Cupcake Liner Flower Lights from Steph @ Oh Happy Day

 

Star Light Star Bright Light Garland from Monica @ on Makes Things

 

Firefly String Lights from Mallory Jane @ Hayseed Homemakin’

 

Black Cats and Friendly Ghosts String Lights from Rubyellen @ Cakies

 

DIY Dixie Cup Light Garland from Rhiannon @ Rhiannon Bosse

 

Egg Carton Flowers DIY String Lights on Instructables

 

DIY Cactus Shrinky Dinks String Lights from Rose and Haley @ Popcorn & Chocolate

 

How To Make Origami Lights with Scrapbook Paper from Tara @ Unsophisticook

 

DIY Pineapple String Lights from Drawn To DIY

 

DIY Monogrammed Paper Pendant Lighted Banner from OnceWed

 

Pineapple Lights From Plastic Easter Eggs from Jennifer @ Jennifer Perkins

 

Mini Fabric Lamps from Nod @ Honest to Nod

 

 

So many creative, fun, and festive ideas, right? I hope you have been inspired, and I would love to hear about any ideas you have for decorative string lights.

Looking for other fun ideas for party decor? Check out Room Dividers – A Simple DIY Party Decor

 

 

 

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Vintage St. Patrick’s Day

Top o’ the Mornin’ to you! It’s that time of year again for everyone to get their Irish on… whether you are Irish or not! St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday that allows anyone wearing the green to be Irish-at-heart at least for one day each year.

 

A Vintage St. Patrick’s Day

May the Luck of the Irish Be with You…

 

The holiday has its beginnings as a religious feast for the patron saint of Ireland, but today it is internationally celebrated as a festival of Irish culture. Check your local area for parades, festivals, and other activities. March 17th, has some special traditions and symbols that include Leprechauns, shamrocks, Irish blessings, dancing, corned beef and cabbage, drinking green beer, and more.

I have always love the magic of St. Patrick’s Day, so let’s have a wee bit o’ fun with these vintage images and postcards. I’m sure they will put a smile on your face and a lil luck in your day.

 

Vintage Images for St. Patrick’s Day

 

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You can find other boards fitting this holiday on my Pinterest profile too.Look for Activities and Traditions, Crafts and Decor, Foods and Treats, and Printables!

Put on some Irish music and dance a little jig! One of our favorite local bands is The American Wake. We love to go see them live, but when we can’t you can bet we will be listening to their albums at home. Oh, My Guiness! Tons of fun…

Will you be frolicking with Irish flair?

I wish you a very happy St. Patrick’s Day! And remember, Spring is just around the corner.

May your troubles be less, your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door!

 

 

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Leap Year Day! It Only Comes Once Every 4 Years

I just couldn’t let this day that only comes around once every four years, pass by without saying something. So, happy Leap Year day! It is really a fun kind of day–one I have always enjoyed.

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Leap Year Day

It Only Comes Once Every 4 Years!

 

I have always loved this day. There is just something special and a little mysterious about a day that is not there year-after-year. One fun fact of this day is the Irish tradition that allows a woman to propose to a man. The proposal can only happen on Leap Year Day, February 29th, and that tradition led to a favorite movie of mine and Rory.

 

Have you ever watched Leap Year with Amy Adams and Matthew Goode? If you haven’t seen this movie, put it on your must-see list. You will love it.

Leap Year is witty and charming, hilarious and romantic, and the scenery is stunning. Let your heart laugh and love. Here’s the classic trailer to this wonderful movie…

 

 

Rory and I will definitely watch this movie today! How about you?

Here are some fun vintage images for Leap Year Day:

 

I had to include this image, since Luke builds and restores classic cars and hot rods. LOL

 

 

 

How do you like to celebrate Leap Year Day? Hope it’s happy!

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Vintage Mother’s Day

Vintage Mother’s Day!

Images from the Past

 

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and I wanted to wish all of you wonderful ladies a very happy day! There is something extraordinary about mother’s. I wanted to share some special vintage Mother’s Day images with you. I hope you enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Easter Mantle Decor 2015

 

Easter Mantle 2015

 

My life during the past two weeks has been turned upside down, literally. Rory and I are having to move out of our home. A home in which, I grew up, and have lived raising my children for the past almost 23 years.

So, yesterday, when I was moving boxes of holiday decorations, I came across some of my Easter things. It was just what I needed. The happy Springy decorations put a smile on my face, and reminded me of the many blessings that we do have. Luke was gracious enough to let me festoon his mantle…

Those are real roses from the yard. I love how they grew with a curve… perfect for my mantle display. I know I’ll have to change these out, but I love the way they look right now.

I just love vintage Victoriana!

These little egg-shaped boxes with their vintage images are fun to decorate with.

Some cute little Easter train pieces…

Beaded and Glittered Easter Eggs…

This lovely Easter Wreath was a clearance sale find at Armstrong Nursery last year just before Easter. Rory and I couldn’t resist the $12 price tag! It is what I have always been on the look-out for–beautiful pastel colors, glittery shine, and simple. I think it’s gorgeous.

Every time I see this mantle it lifts my spirits, and a little stress flies from my shoulders. I hope you have enjoyed my Easter Mantle 2015 too.

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Do you have any favorite Easter decorations?

 

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Happy Flag Day!!!

Good Morning, America! It’s Flag Day. Go outside and fly your flag! Be proud, and remember what this country truly stands for beneath the modern self-puffery of the politicians. Thank you, Betsy Ross, for a beautiful, powerful, and emotion evoking symbol for our country.

“Our flag is our national ensign, pure and simple, behold it!
Listen to it!  Every star has a tongue, every stripe is articulate.”
— Robert C. Winthrop (1809-1894), Senator from Massachusetts

I found a couple of other pictures to spur your patriotism, one of which is a vintage 1917 poster for Flag Day. Enjoy.

1917 Flag Day Poster

God Bless America!

 

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