Homemade feature light
Create a magical glow on cold, dark nights by displaying fairy lights inside a glass terrarium or bell jar. If you don’t have either of those to hand, pop battery-operated fairy lights inside old Mason jars, vases and empty wine or spirit bottles.
Knitted glowing lanterns
The perfect way to reuse last years unwanted knits – simply cut to size and wrap around a jar or vase, before popping an electric tealight inside.
Upscale a table lamp
Make use of leftover wrapping paper by upcycling a table lamp. Cut the wrapping paper to fit and carefully glue the sheet to the outside of your lamp.
Bold designs on thin paper work best to illuminate your room with a cosy, homely scene. Use paper with woodland or nature scenes to get that Scandi feel
Homemade glitter ball
If your friends are coming round and you want to impress without splashing the cash, create your own glitter ball effect at home for next to nothing.
Cut a sheet of glitter paper to fit and glue to the inside of your table or ceiling lampshade. Instant sparkle!
Do you love the look of lightbulb letters, spelling out a name or favourite saying? You can easily get the look for less by positioning a string of fairy lights on the wall to spell out ‘love’, ‘home’ or your family’s names.
Tip: Make sure you use washi tape or stick-on wall hooks to secure the lights so that you don’t leave a mark.
Fairy light bunting
Give typically British bunting a hygge twist by replacing plain string with fairy lights. Peg your favourite family photos to the wire, between the bulbs, to really personalise your new lighting feature.
Transform an empty fireplace
No fireplace? No problem! Use pillar candles in differing sizes to warm your space instead. Naked flames provide a sense of complete cosiness – and it’s surprising how much heat a few candles will give off.
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