Year after year, colored twinkle light bulbs are certain to burn out. Instead of tossing them, collect them for decorating wreath forms. Adding hot glue to the backs of discarded red bulbs, then using them to decorate the front of the wreath created an all red wreath.
Twinkling lights beneath the surface of this infinity pool give it the appearance of a starry night sky. Add the sun setting over the Southwestern Arizona landscape and you have an ambiance that's hard to beat.
A string of twinkling lights will add a little something special to any outdoor space, but vintage-style lights with exposed filaments go the extra style mile. Edison String Lights, $39.95 from CB2, add a fun party attitude to decks and patios and look great wrapped around an outdoor umbrella.
Putting up holiday lights is fun but can also become quite the hassle. Save yourself extra labor by installing industrial festival lights around your outdoor space in place of seasonal twinkle lights. These have a classic bistro look that will last year round.
For retreat areas that you’ll use after sunset, include lighting in your design. Twinkle lights, outdoor lighting, lanterns, candles, solar lights—there’s definitely a light to suit your style. Consider combining different lighting options to give your retreat a dual personality—candles or twinkle lights for intimate gatherings or strings of larger wattage bulbs for entertaining. Built around a tree, this covered rooftop retreat features multiple lighting options, comfy built-in seating and even a bed for Fido. Pets like green spaces, too.
This dreamy teen bedroom features a canopy bed with sheer curtains and twinkle lights, Mediterraean-inspired brown bedding and monogrammed pillows. Matching curvy nightstands are paired with contemporary glass table lamps to anchor the space.
By day, ornaments—like these small evergreen stars—will stand out against the sunlit backdrop. By night, twinkling lights will brighten the dark window panes. Hint: Use fishing wire to suspend your decorations, so they appear to “float” against the glass.
Rather than searching for a ready-made star with the proper scale and proportion, create a customized wall hanging from wooden yardsticks, spray paint, twinkle lights and twigs. Get the step-by-step instructions.
This porch is sparkling with the holiday spirit. A chandelier made from mason jars, basic lumber and tree trimmings adds rustic ambience to the space. By changing year-round bulbs with low-wattage bulbs, twinkle lights will overpower the yearlong fixtures and create a soft glow.