Showing posts with label staircase of lights. Show all posts
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Monday, November 26, 2012

DIY Wall/Staircase of Lights | Christmas Decor

Wow! Christmas is just less than a month away! Can you believe it?!?  

I hate to admit this but I have had my house all decorated a week after Halloween was over. I just think it comes and goes too quickly and if I'm going to put all this effort into transforming my house... I would like to enjoy it as long as possible!

Today I want to share with you all one of my favorite Christmas traditions... Ok, well I only started doing it last year, but I loved it so much I had to do it again this year. Check out my staircase, all lit up... isn't it gorgeous!

DIY Wall/Staircase of Lights | Christmas Decor

A few years ago we bought one of those pre-lit trees... so then I was left with all these ropes of mini lights that just sat in a box from our old tree. Then one day while I was doing some Christmas shopping (about 2 years ago) I saw a wall of these Christmas lights in the mall and that's when I thought about doing this idea on my staircase. What a simple way to brighten up any space in your home for the holidays! The impact it makes is stunning... I absolutely love it!

So easy to do to, here is how I did it...

  • First, you need to figure out where your power source will come from. Since I didn't want it at the bottom of my stairs where people might trip over the cords, I began upstairs. I have a plug on my upstairs wall that I attached an extension cord to and just pulled it to the railing. 
  • Then I secured the extension cord and wrapped it until the connector was right at the corner of the staircase. 
  • Starting at the top of my staircase I slowly dropped the rope of lights until it reached the bottom. 
  • Ensuring that the lights were straight, I then secured the wire to the banister with some twist ties.
  • I then stretched the wire over the bottom of the floor railing and tied the wire to the next banister, skipping one in between. 
  • Then just continued this process up and down the stairs, attaching the next set of lights when the cord got to the end. I used about 6 sets of mini lights. 
  • To cover up the wiring I then used garland on the top part of the railing and at the bottom along the floor. 
  • So that I never have to worry about turning it on and off I simply just put it on a wall timer! 
Easy right?

DIY Wall/Staircase of Lights | Christmas Decor

Here is a view from the other side. It totally lights up the whole front of our house! And there are our stocking... we have a flat front fireplace, kind of hard hanging our stockings on there, so here is where they hang!

DIY Wall/Staircase of Lights | Christmas Decor

Finally here is our tree all lit up... Can you tell I love brown? Not very traditional... it's all decorated in brown and gold. I just love it! 

I hope you liked my wall (staircase) of lights and maybe it has inspired you to make your own! What is your favorite Christmas house decoration?

Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting!

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