14 Ways to Decorate (Year Round) With Holiday Lights

See how one gardener decks the halls inside and out and gets crafty with holiday string lights.

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

A Watering Can Display

To make this wintry watering can, add a couple of inches of water to the watering can, tuck in assorted greenery and top it with outdoor lights.

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Rustic Porch Display

For a pretty front door porch display fill a stainless steel bucket, or an olive bucket in this case, with greenery, split logs and lights.

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Make a Winter Wonderland Terrarium

For this craft, add a layer of fake snow to the bottom of a glass container. Next add in wintry miniatures and then tuck in a set of battery powered lights to illuminate the evening sky.

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Tomato Cage Trees

This is the ultimate vegetable gardener's holiday tree. Simply invert a tomato cage. Beginning at the top, wrap the cage with a few strings of lights and enjoy this unique take on a Christmas tree.

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Let it Snow

To make it snow with lights, route an extension cord up the tree and hang strands of lights from the canopy of the tree. Each snowfall is created from a single strand of lights that come from the center of the tree like spokes on a wheel.

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Light Up Your Wreaths

Make outdoor wreaths and swags more festive by adding small strings of battery powered lights that can be set on a timer.

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Illuminate Pine Cones

Fill a decorative dish with pine cones for a simple and pretty decoration. For a festive look, add some miniature lights to the bottom of the dish.

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Holiday Lanterns

For the holidays fill your outdoor lanterns with greenery, pine cones and battery powered lights. These are perfect for outdoor entertaining.

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A Festive Chicken Coop

For a fun and unexpected twist, try adding some strings of lights to your garden shed or chicken coop. With so many varieties of lights available, like these snowflakes, the possibilities are endless.

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Striped Trees Anytime of Year

Try wrapping trees with rope lighting for a striped effect. These are so pretty in the garden that they can be left up year round.

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Make Holiday Lanterns

Try adding a few of these weatherproof lanterns to small crooks along the walkway. To make, coat the inside of a canning jelly jar with mod podge and cover with glitter. Allow it to dry. Add a small strand of battery powered lights, then tuck ribbon under the lid and screw the lid on tight.

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Light Up Greenery

For a fun twist, snip assorted greenery from your yard and tuck the clippings into your front porch planter. Then add a string of lights to greet evening guests.

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Bee-utiful Hives

If you're a beekeeper don't forget to deck the hives this winter. String lights around the deeps avoiding the entrances and the covers. This way you can still access the hives for feeding and other winter maintenance.

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