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5 Magical Ways to Use Fairy Lights and Make Your Home Glow

Behold, five bright ideas for string lights.

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When it comes to outdoor lighting, there’s nothing quite like the twinkle of fairy lights to add a little magic to your garden at night time.

Fairy lights have an amazing ability to instantly create a sense of ambience and festivity and should be put to use all year round — not just Christmas time! If you’re looking for a quick and affordable way to light up your backyard, create one (or all) of these whimsical looks to illuminate your outdoor space with string lights.

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Fancy Fairy Fire Pit

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For a cozy get-together around the fire pit, minus the hazard of fire and the smell of smoke, wrap timber logs in fairy lights. They’ll create just as much ambience as the real deal, and with no ember sparks, you can layer the space with as many cushions and throws as you like.

  • 12-pack string lights, $14.99, Amazon
  • Fire pit, $176.99, Wayfair
  • Outdoor sectional, $1159.99, Wayfair

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Fairy Playground

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If you’re having a sunset barbecue, put the kids to bed early and wrap their swing in twinkly lights. Just be sure to use USB-operated fairy lights, not plug-in, so you can swing freely and unrestrained.

  • LED 16 ft. string lights, $6.99, Amazon
  • Wood tree swing, $64.99, Amazon

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Illuiminating Rings

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Create your own dramatic light installation to mark the entrance or centerpiece of a party. This one is made by simply winding battery-operated LED fairy lights around hula hoops. They are light-weight (easy to hang), help to illuminate pathways and look so enchanting.

  • LED 16 ft. string lights, $6.99, Amazon
  • Hoola hoops, pack of 6, $18.58, Walmart
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Fairy Centerpieces

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Fairy lights inside a decorative glass piece creates an artistic display that works perfectly as an illuminating table centerpiece. Try grouping varied sizes to create the perfect vignette.

  • 12-pack string lights, $14.99, Amazon
  • Moonlear Glass Display Dome, $19.99, Amazon
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Glowy Waterfall

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A waterfall of sparkling lights isn’t just reserved for the Sydney Harbor Bridge on New Year’s Eve – create your own by hanging lengths of string lighting off a tree branch or arbor. The lights we’ve used here can be joined to extend their length — and look smashing as a dining table centerpiece.

  • Curtain string lights, $17.99, Amazon
  • Outdoor dining set, $789.99, Wayfair

Safety Note: If you’re using indoor fairy lights outside, be sure to bring them in once your party is over.

This post was written by the editors at Homes to Love. For more, check out, Homes to Love.

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