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Summer is when we enjoy the warm weather with friendly barbeques and late-night gatherings outside. Get your apartment ready for summer parties and get-togethers by adding a touch of Christmas in July.
Here are some ways to brighten things up all year by decorating with Christmas lights.
Stop spending your money on expensive photo frames and albums. Instead, display your pictures on a strand of lights!
Just grab yourself some clothespins and use them to attach photos to the lights. Hang it up on the wall or across a window anywhere in your apartment!
Transform your Christmas lights into fun summer lights! Just grab some ping pong balls and cut a small "x" into each one. Push a ping pong ball onto each light bulb and secure them together with a small dab of hot glue.
You can use regular white lights for a classy garland that will go with anything or make it a little more fun by using colored lights for a rainbow garland.
Summer is the time for outdoor parties, so use lights to dress up your outdoor patio area!
Wrap lights around any rails, poles and even trees and flower pots. It doesn't take long and it will lighten the mood of the party.
We all like to enjoy a nice fire, whether it's inside or outside. But it can get hot during the summer, so we don't always want to put up with the heat that comes from a blazing fire.
Rather than sweat by your fireplace and smell like smoke, create a flameless fire. Just wrap a few logs in strands of lights and stack them like you would if you were building a normal fire — no heat, no smoke and you don't have to go through the trouble of starting a flame.
If you're looking for the perfect small lamp that isn't too bright, look no further. You can quickly make a table lantern out of a clear jar and some lights. Just pile a strand of lights into a jar and you're good to go! You can use different sizes of jars depending on how big and bright of a lamp you want.
This is also a great piece of decor for summer parties. You can customize it to fit your parties theme by using colored light strands to match the rest of your decorations!
A proper summer movie night has everything you could imagine from snacks to comfy blankets to mood lighting. Set the right mood by decorating walls, chairs and even the floors with soft lighting.
You can keep it indoors or mimic a drive-in and have an outdoor Christmas in July movie night, complete with your favorite holiday confections and classic Christmas movies.
Turn a boring corner into your favorite summer reading spot. Hang a strand or two of lights on the wall, add a comfy chair and grab a soft blanket and a good book. With this combination, you really can't go wrong.
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