- Wrap your chandelier arms with garlands (greens or wire stars, etc.) or twisted gold ribbon and Christmas lights. Use low wattage â€śflicker flameâ€ť, â€śwax-dippedâ€ť, gold, or red and green bulbs in your chandelier. For a whimsical touch, try our golden star bulb! Tie tiny holiday ribbon bows around the crystals on your chandelier. Or add wired ribbon bows with long steamers to each chandelier arm.
- Hang Christmas ornaments (metallic balls, gold tassels, cherubs, stars, etc.) from your wall sconces, chandelier and ceiling lights using holiday ribbon. Hang chandelier crystals (to reflect the light) from your wreath, garlands, and Christmas tree. Add magnetic crystals to your chandeliers and metal floor lamps.
- Put candlestick lamps on every windowsill and tie holiday ribbons and holly sprigs around them. Flicker-flame bulbs will give the effect of real candles.
- Create â€ścurtain lightsâ€ť for your window (hang between curtain panels) using Christmas net lights sandwiched between sheer gold metallic fabric looped over curtain rod.
- Hang mistletoe (using holiday ribbon) from your front hall lantern or chandelier.
- Use a portable outdoor spotlight in your front yard to spotlight your wreath.
- Use a plant light to highlight special holiday arrangements (nativity, decorative Santas, mantle scenes, gingerbread houses, etc.). Or use a battery candle inside gingerbread house, Nativity barn, etc.
- Change your chandelier shades for the holidays. Try red and green or gold silk shades.Â Â Or glue holly leaves and berries around the edge of inexpensive shades.Â Â Wrap existing shades in wrapping paper or foil and tie them with ribbon (make sure there are no loose ends near light bulbs).
- â€śDipâ€ť your chandelier crystals and tree balls in gold (use gold spray paint to give this effect).
- Outline your doorways, crown molding and kickplate below cabinets (especially the bar) with tiny light strands (or rope lights).
- Wrap Christmas lights (or rope lights) around garlands & wreaths and the outline your powder room mirror.
- Wrap your banisters and columns with string lights. Then wrap with sheer metallic fabric.
- Put net lights over your indoor plants for a quick effect.
- Line your mantle with window candlelights or real candles in varying heights.
- Use timers on your tree, outdoor holiday lights, and window candles!
- Use our crystal bulb covers (clear or amber) on sconces and chandeliers.
- Fill a Moravian star with tiny Christmas lights and hang from the ceiling over your Christmas tree.
- Lay a gold frame mirror down on a table and top with cluster of crystal candlesticks. Add holly or magnolia?
- Fill glass vases with battery Christmas lights, glass ornaments, and holly sprigs.
- Line stairway with pillar candles, circled with greenery.
- Take white wire Christmas lights and create â€śsculpturesâ€ť and hang from the ceiling like a pendant.
- And don’t forget to light the fire and put on the holiday music!
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