100 Creative DIY Christmas Light Decoration Ideas

Create a dazzling and festive light display for your home with these creative DIY Christmas light decoration ideas! These ideas will increase your curb appeal and impress your neighbors and guests. There are over a hundred Christmas light ideas for your whole home (including indoor ideas as well). Before you begin, here is a great article that includes a lot of holiday lighting tips to make putting up lights easier.

Outdoor Christmas Light Decoration Ideas


Mason Jar Lights
mason jars, white christmas lights, burlap ribbon, command hook


Lighted Holiday Planter
hanging planters, clear lights, ornaments


Christmas Star (source unknown)
5 yardsticks, white spray paint, clear lights


Garage Door Christmas Tree
ornaments, clear lights, large red bow, command light clips, fishing line


Christmas Light Balls
chicken wire,LED mini christmas lights, small wire cutters

Lighted Spire Ornament
drill, painter’s tape, clear shipping tape, christmas lights, white corrugated plastic sheet, white electrical tape, landscape pins


Pallet Christmas Tree
pallet, dark green spray paint, red bow, clear lights


Christmas Lights Tree
clear Christmas lights, command light clips

Hanging Santa Suit (source unknown)
christmas lights, santa suit

DIY North Pole Sign
pvc pipe, red glitter duct tape, globe light cover+ rope lights, battery operated light, 3M hooks


Lighted Christmas Presents
wood, wide ribbons, clear lights, fabric, hammer & nails

Wood Snowflakes with Lights
sandpaper, saw, drill, fishing line, string lights, wood glue, 1×2 wood, screws, white spray paint

Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Lights
string lights, tomato cage, rubber band

Tree Ball Ornaments
chicken wire, wire cutters, gloves, zip ties, string lights, wire dry cleaning hangers

Fairy Light Globe DIY
wire hanging basket frames, cable ties, silver spray paint, fairy lights, pliers

Tomato Cage Christmas Tree
clear lights, tomato cage, garland, zip ties

Lighted PVC Candy Cane
PVC pipe & connectors, flange, screws, red & white spray paint, painter’s tape, PVC cement, silicon sealant, strand light, drill, ribbon, saw, sand

Lighted Candy Garland
cellophane, a white strand of Christmas lights, ribbon, square plastic clam shell containers

Galvanized Christmas Basket
olive basket, logs, evergreen clippings, pinecones, clear string lights

Lighted Christmas Garland & Wreath
garlands, floral wire, red bows, clear lights, large greenery wreath with large bow

Star Lantern
sturdy card stock, string lights, clear bead cord, fishing line, glue, craft knife

Lighted Christmas Presents
wood, outdoor lights, mesh ribbon, ribbon, miter saw, hammer and nails, stapler

Light Balls
chicken wire, Channellock Cutting Pliers, yard stick, gloves, Christmas lights, zip ties

Grouped Lanterns & Christmas Lights (source unknown)

Lighted Christmas Sign
wood board, wood letters, drill with large drill bit, bulb lights, painter’s tape, red spray paint, acrylic paint

Grinch Stealing Christmas Lights (source unknown)

Christmas Light Tunnel
pvc pipe, pvc connectors, rebar, christmas lights, pvc glue, duct tape

Faux Fire
fire pit, logs, clear Christmas lights

Lit Up Front Porch Garland and Trees from All Things Beautiful

Christmas Lights for Front Porch (source unknown)

Lit Snowman Wreath (source unknown)
3 different sized grapevine wreaths, clear christmas lights, red scarf, Santa hat, floral wire

Beer Bottle Christmas Lights
empty beer bottles, string lights

Basketball Pole Christmas Tree (source unknown)
Christmas lights, light stakes, gutter hooks, outdoor extension cords, outdoor tree topper, basketball pole

Christmas Light Trees (source unknown)

Christmas Light Tree with Lit Up Star Ornaments (source unknown)

Traditional Christmas Lights & Garlands with Bows

Pallet Christmas Trees (source unknown)

Colorful and Festive Christmas Lights (source unknown)

Mason Jar Chandliers (source unknown)

Hula Hoop Chandelier
Hula hoop, lace ribbon, icicle lights, glue gun

Christmas Lights Wrapped Around Trees (source unknown)

Faux Christmas Tree (source unknown)

Outdoor Christmas Lighting

Poinsettias, Greenery & Christmas Lights for the Front Porch (source unknown)

Hola Hoop Lights

Christmas Light Draped Tree

Rope Light Walkway

Indoor Christmas Light Decoration Ideas

DIY Snowman from Plastic Cups from Wonderful DIY

Christmas Sparkleballs
plastic cups, mini-lights, drill, stapler, clothespins

Wall Christmas Tree
garland, mini lights, small round ormaents, zip ties, mini lights adhesive clips

Wood Christmas Tree
branches, saw, ornaments, clear lights, fishing line, command strips, twig star

Light Up Christmas Sign
wooden-light up sign, painters tape, Wood stain, acrylic paint, printed letters
You could either buy the sign on sale or make it yourself with scrap wood and a drill

Lighted Burlap Garland
red burlap ribbon, green burlap ribbon, natural burlap ribbon, white mini lights, scissors

Pinecone Vases
clear string lights, tall vases, pinecones

Winter Luminaries on Mantel
Put Christmas lights inside a globe light cover

Star Light Garland
wrapping paper, star template, thread, needle, string lights

Framed Christmas Card Display
frame, cork board, spray paint, twine, mini clothespins. christmas lights, galvanized letters

Feathered Christmas Tree 
tomato cage, clear lights, feather boas, planter pot, but cutters, rubber bands

Elegant Globe Lights Garland with Stockings

Lighted Christmas Wreath and Curtains
mini Christmas wreaths, LED lights, red bow, red ribbon to hang, red sheer curtains

DIY Noel Marquee Sign
large wooden craft letters, white & gold spray paint, large bulb lights, drill & wood drill bit, small wood stakes, light clips, nails & hammer


Dollar Tree Christmas Star Lighted Garland
$1 glitter stars, light weight floral wire, glue gun, wire cutters, christmas lights

Staircase Marquee Lights from Just Destiny Mag

Christmas Light Tree Card Holder

Christmas Light Curtain Backdrop

Starry Lights Window

Entryway Lighted Burlap Garland

Lighted Doorway Garland

O Come Let Us Adore Him Rustic Mantel from The Kim Six Fix

Rustic Glam Mantel from Yellow Bliss Road

Snowy Woodland Christmas Mantel from 2 Ladies and a Chair

Christmas Light Marquee Sign
wood board,4 wood planks, wood screws & drill, Christmas lights, white paint, gold glitter, Mod Podge, chipboard letters, glue

Dangling Christmas Lights from Ceiling (source unknown)

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