Christmas lights aren’t just for your tree and they don’t have to be just for Christmas either! There are loads of different ways you can use them in your home to make decorations for your fireplace, table centrepieces, or just general pretty decorations for your home.

Taking various sets of lights and jars, we set about finding all the ways we could use them to make Christmas decorations. Here’s what we came up with.

Kilner jar with lights

Kilner Jar

For a seasonal table centrepiece or fireplace feature, take Kilner jars of different sizes, unscrew the lids and add the lights. If you need to pack out your jars, add in decorations of your choice including pine cones or baubles. The design is totally up to you!

Get the look:
Large Kilner jar – £3.50; Small Kilner jar £3; 40 mouldable battery operated lights – £5; 20 battery operated lights – £3.50

 

Lantern with decorations

Lantern

Take your lantern and add one layer of lights to the bottom. Before adding the next layer, carefully add in a couple of baubles (choose a colour that matches your overall festive theme) then add in your next layer of lights. Repeat until you reach the top of the lantern. Make sure you pop the battery pack at the bottom of the lantern to keep it hidden.

 Get the look:
Lantern Chrome – £10; Frosted Mixed Baubles – £6; 40 mouldable battery operated lights – £5

 

Wreath with lights

Wreath with Lights

Want to customise and jazz up your wreath? Get it done using a set of battery operated copper lights. Arrange the lights around a wreath and hang on a door or wall (note, if you use these lights, don’t hang your wreath outside – these lights are for indoor use only). Try and position the battery pack at the back of the wreath to keep it hidden.

Get the look:
Rustic Glow Mistletoe Wreath – £10; 20 copper mouldable battery operated lights – £3.50;

 

 

Pine cones in a vasePine Cone Vase

The white frosted tips of these pine cones come to life with the bright copper lights. If art and craft is your thing, why not pick up some fallen pine cones and decorate them in your own unique design?

Get the look:
Christmas snowy cones – £1; 40 copper mouldable battery operated lights – £1; Hurricane clear vase – £4;

 

Wine bottle of lights

Wine Bottle Lights

If you haven’t got any spare empty wine bottles, you can pick up these bright green ones at wilko. The copper colour of the lights matches the green tint of the glass perfectly.

Get the look:
Wine bottles green – £4.50;
20 copper mouldable battery operated lights – £3.50

 

 

Inspired? We’ve got loads more decorating ideas for you to try. Take a look:

Make Your Own Christmas Wreath

Make Your Own Edible Christmas Decorations

How To Choose The Perfect Christmas Tree

 

Shop our entire Christmas decoration range at wilko.com

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