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7 Brilliant Ways To Decorate With String Lights

06/19/2015 01:40 pm ET | Updated Jun 19, 2016

By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com

For a twinkle under the stars or a shimmer of light along a table, decorating with string lights is a fun and inexpensive way to light up your home! Take a look at these seven easy and creative DIY projects using string lights, brought to you by the Blogger Community at Porch.com.

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1. Ombre Tissue Tassel String Lights

This simple outdoor DIY will take your summer patio party to the next level. Dip-dyed paper tassels combined with classic string lights add the perfect touch of pretty to any outdoor space. Find out how to make your own by following this step-by-step tutorial.

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Image Credit: Persia Lou

2. Sparkling Deck Lights

Create a warm and inviting outdoor space by decorating your deck with string lights. With four pieces of strip board, screws and string lights you can create your own backyard retreat in three easy steps!

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3. Faux Neon Cactus Light

Make any space in your home one-of-a-kind with this playful neon cactus light DIY, using string lights. Follow this full tutorial to learn how to make your own!

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4. Enchanting String Lights Centerpiece

Make your outdoor table glow with this moss sphere centerpiece tutorial using string lights. Grapevine spheres, moss, floral wire, mason jars, and artificial flowers fill this creative centerpiece.

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5. Whimsical Retreat

If you love to entertain outdoors, using string lights as decoration is an easy and inexpensive way to brighten up your backyard! See how wrapping lights around trees created this whimsical retreat.

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6. Fairy Garden with Colored Lights

The cutest little summer decoration for your front porch, patio, or back deck, this DIY fairy garden was made out of grapevine spheres, colored LED lights, air dry clay, and moss.

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Image Credit: All Things Heart and Home

7. Dreamy Illuminated Sign

This DIY marquee sign was made from a $12 piece of wall art from a thrift shop. See how this inspiring sign was created with colorful paint and globe string lights, by viewing the step-by-step tutorial, here.

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Image Credit: Upcycled Treasures

Top Image Credit: Hello Lidy

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