Christmas lights are our favorite part of the holiday season. They add such a whimsical and magical feeling to the world that it feels like a waste when we have to put them into storage for the rest of the year. Well, this doesn’t have to be the case! Here are four creative uses for your Christmas lights this summer.

Illuminate the Entryway

Lighting up the entryway is a great way to draw attention to your entrance and make it seem more inviting. When it’s dark out, the colorful and warm lights will be all the more welcoming, as they’ll form a small oasis of illumination in the night. This is the perfect way to welcome your guests, especially if the more practical front door lights are harsh and clinical.

Create a Light-Filled Ceiling

It’s best to create an overhead arrangement outside with white Christmas lights. You can string them up across the backyard and create your own personal starry sky. Accomplish this by stringing up two or more clotheslines between trees. Then, drape your Christmas lights in rows. If you don’t want the lights to look so uniform and neat, and you instead want something closely resembling the stars, try draping the Christmas lights perpendicular to each other. You’ll just need to hang up at least four clotheslines.

Decorate the Trees

There’s nothing wrong with turning to the classics! Decorate the trees around your home with Christmas lights, whether they’re pines or not. This will give them a bit of color and spectacle. If you do choose to use your evergreens, though, you can create a nice Christmas-in-July feeling. If you need help tackling some of the big trees or prefer not to do the setup yourself, give an exterior Christmas lighting company like Magical Holiday Designs a call. We’re happy to come and help you out.

Make an Art Installation

If you’re feeling inspired, the last creative use for your Christmas lights this summer is arranging your lights to form images or text. You’ve likely seen many people write their initials or names into bushes using lights, but you can do much more with some creativity and ingenuity. Outline a piece of furniture or a planter or create silhouettes of yourself and your family in the window.

Diamonds + Baby Blue

Fiesta

Champagne Toast + Rose Gold

Winter Luxe + Cobalt Blue

Enchanted Forest + Red

Winter Luxe

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A refreshing feel of decadence. A timeless appeal, the Winter Luxe Collection dives into the season with a high-fashion feel and rustic wintery undertones.

Sparkle

SILVER BASE FOR CUSTOMIZATION With a base of SILVER ornaments in textures of shiny, matte and glitter this is beautiful as it is. However, we can easily customize this look by adding colored ornaments, to create exciting color palettes.

Glitter

GOLD BASE FOR CUSTOMIZATION With a base of GOLD ornaments in textures of shiny, matte and glitter this is beautiful as it is. However, we can easily customize this look by adding colored ornaments, to create exciting color palettes.

Platinum

PLATINUM BASE FOR CUSTOMIZATION With a base of PLATINUM ornaments in textures of shiny, matte and glitter this is beautiful as it is. However, we can easily customize this look by adding colored ornaments, to create exciting color palettes.

Napa Seasons

Dare to be different Bringing together the unusual creates this stunning design. Burgundy, mocha and platinum are combined in a way that creates this warm modern look.

Crimson Seasons

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Monochromatic and ultramodern Textures of crimson red and silver combined create a dynamic statement. This will be sure to impress all that see it.

Amber Seasons

Transitioning Fall into Winter Warm colors of golds, coppers, red, lime green, burnt orange blend together to create a bright contemporary feel that will take your holiday décor from November through December.

Crimson Cheer

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Vibrant red and gold reinvents itself in this modernized elegant yet traditional theme. Gold beaded orchids are surrounded by gorgeous ornamentation of rich reds and gold. This theme promises to get everyone in the mood for the holidays!

Heavenly Bordeaux

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Traditionally elegant. Burgundy and platinum beaded poinsettias are surrounded by gorgeous ornamentation, a touch of plush velvet ribbon finish off this rich look.

Enchanted Forest

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Escape into our magical forest lightly sprinkled with snow. Botanical elements of eucalyptus leaves, echeverias, pine cones, berries and birch sticks nestle in the snow dusted branches. A naturally beautiful theme.

Midnight Jewels

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A bold combination of blues and platinum blend to create a twilight experience. Opulent magnolias and poinsettias with their beading of crystals glisten against a background of the combination of metallic leaves and lavish ornamentation.

Cashmere Glow

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This theme is truly divine. Plush pewter velvet poinsettias and leaves mixed with metallic and crystal ornamentation come together to create a modern contemporary look with a traditional twist.

Champagne Toast

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Celebrate the season with this lavish theme. A fusion of ivory, soft gold and platinum along with beautiful crystalized ornamentation create this extravagant look.

Midnight Jewels

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A bold combination of blues and platinum blend to create a twilight experience. Opulent magnolias and poinsettias with their beading of crystals glisten against a background of the combination of metallic leaves and lavish ornamentation.

Winter seasons

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Feel the winter chill An icy combination of turquoise, silvers, lime green and cobalt blue unite to bring a crisp, cool modern feel which will look beautiful through the holiday season.

Diamonds

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It’s all about metallic finishes with this modern theme. A stunning fusion of platinum, gold and silver gives this theme a luxurious contemporary feel. Matte, shiny and jeweled ornamentation come together with a touch of gold and silver leaves. Add a pop of color to customize this look even further.

Midnight Jewels

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A bold combination of blues and platinum blend to create a twilight experience. Opulent magnolias and poinsettias with their beading of crystals glisten against a background of the combination of metallic leaves and lavish ornamentation.

Midnight Jewels

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A bold combination of blues and platinum blend to create a twilight experience. Opulent magnolias and poinsettias with their beading of crystals glisten against a background of the combination of metallic leaves and lavish ornamentation.