Crafts and Projects

Crafts and Projects

Get This Look: DIY Lighted Wine Bottles

Get This Look: DIY Lighted Wine Bottles

We developed our craft lights to work specifically for applications like this. Filling bottles with lights is fun. These projects are also fun to purchase at craft fairs - let someone else drill the hole at the base of the bottle. The customer who made the lovely...

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5-Minute Project: 4th of July Glass Block

5-Minute Project: 4th of July Glass Block

Glass blocks aren't just for 80's decor. Available at local hobby and craft shops, they are now made with one side open so drilling is no longer required. If you have a glass block in your crafting stash, add a set of craft lights and patriotic gel clings for a...

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Quick and easy backyard fence lighting project

Quick and easy backyard fence lighting project

Planning a party? Enjoying summer evenings in the backyard? This project doesn't require a ladder or special materials. With about 40 minutes of time and under $125 for bulbs and a cord, a backyard can go from "You have a lovely backyard" to "Wow, what's the special...

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4th of July Hula Hoop Chandelier

4th of July Hula Hoop Chandelier

Always on the lookout for different ways to use Christmas lights, we couldn't resist trying a hula hoop chandelier. Since so many of our celebrations with lights involve patriotic holidays, we chose to make this project red, white, and blue.  Materials red,...

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Lights for the 4th of July

Lights for the 4th of July

The 4th of July, our Independence Day, is the perfect time to celebrate our country's freedom with a fun and festive party. Outdoor barbecues are popular this time of year. What better way to dress up your outdoor spaces for the holiday than with red, white (clear),...

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5-minute project: Valentines Accent Jar

5-minute project: Valentines Accent Jar

Now that Christmas is stored away, we are turning our attention to red, pink, and white for February. This is the first of our 5-minute series of projects as we focus on providing inspiration to repurpose lights for fun all year. Materials Pink storage jar Battery...

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Corn and Lights Centerpiece

Corn and Lights Centerpiece

We enjoyed this quick project. It's amazing how much impact a jar, popcorn, and a string of battery lights can have. Add a few to a fall table setting or add one to an entry table. This quick video demonstrates how easy it is. We used warm white fairy battery lights...

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Get This Look: 12 Volt String Lights

Get This Look: 12 Volt String Lights

We love to hear this kind of customer feedback. And we'll think about expanding this product line! Used this lights on the outside of a company vehicle for a socially distanced Christmas event. They lit up great, and I'm very grateful to have found 12v accessory plug...

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Spread the Love!

Spread the Love!

We all loved opening the email that contained this photo. Barbara was kind enough to send us a photo of her Valentine's Day light display. There is no better time than the middle of winter with snow on the ground to spread a little love to the neighborhood. Materials...

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Our Favorite Bulbs for Spring

Our Favorite Bulbs for Spring

When buds appear on the trees and longer, brighter days appear, it's natural to turn our attention to outdoor living and lighting. Everyone needs a place to relax in the evening after a long day of gardening and Spring cleaning. Start measuring and making plans now....

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Get This Look: Lights for Your Mantle

Get This Look: Lights for Your Mantle

An inviting mantle is a quick easy project for the first time home-owner or a veteran. Assemble a few seasonal items, or favorite collectibles to accent your mantle any time of year. In the evenings, just plug in the mantle lights, turn down the room lights, and...

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Repurposing Christmas lights after the Season!

Repurposing Christmas lights after the Season!

Before uninstalling, organizing, and storing your Christmas lights, consider giving them a second look. You might find the perfect string of lights to brighten a patio or fenceline to add cheer to what's left of winter. It's all about the bulbs. Traditional white...

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Get This Look: Pedro’s 2020 Art Car

Get This Look: Pedro’s 2020 Art Car

While the city parades may have been canceled this year, there are no rules about making a parade of your own. All you need are a few strings of 12-volt Christmas lights and a handful of common-sense techniques for non-marring installation of the lights. Using car...

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Get This Look: Red and White C9 LED Bulbs

Get This Look: Red and White C9 LED Bulbs

Materials 1 100-foot cord with Green Wire6 Green LED Christmas Light Strings with Round Bulbs (G12)1 100-count package Lawn Speed Stakes 10 inches long2 Male Gilbert Plugs - SPT-1 Green100 Pure White C9 LED Christmas Light Bulbs25 Red C9 LED Christmas Light Bulbs Pin...

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Get this Look! Retro red and green bulbs

Get this Look! Retro red and green bulbs

We love this sweet project outlined with vintage-style red and green painted C9 bulbs. The retro look is easy with traditional glass, incandescent bulbs that are just like what folks used in the '70s. They are still a favorite of many of our customers who love the...

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Our Top 6 Last-Minute Halloween DIY Projects

Our Top 6 Last-Minute Halloween DIY Projects

Halloween is around the corner! Here are our favorite quick and easy ideas for projects that use lights that are probably already in your Christmas stash: https://blog.christmas-light-source.com/light-a-halloween-cauldron/...

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Get This Look: Lighting a Hayride!

Get This Look: Lighting a Hayride!

This project is one of our favorites. With a few sets of 12-volt lights, a fun covered wagon from fun to WOW, THAT'S FUN!!! Perfect for hayrides, parades, and parties, we hope this photo inspires you as much as it did us! Get the look! 3-5 sets of warm white 12-volt...

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A lovely customer sent us a lighted glass block!

A lovely customer sent us a lighted glass block!

There have been a few bright spots in the Summer of 2020 and one of the brightest was opening a box to find this wonderful gift and note from Ellie. Dear David, I'm sending you this gift because you attended to my order. Your product is superior to those I've been...

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