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DIY Marquee Sign from upcycled frame

Creative String Light Ideas


I love how whimsical, romantic, and etherial string lights can make a space feel but have you ever thought of different ways to use them in home decor? Well today I’ve teamed up with some awesome bloggers, along with to bring you 7 creative ways to decorate with string lights!

By the way, in case you’re not familiar with Porch it’s a fantastical resource to find home decorating or remodeling inspiration, locate professionals to maintain or improve your home, and to get advice on any home related projects.  You may have read a little about it back from my interview with them earlier this month.

I love all of the inspiration available on their site and was beyond excited when they asked if I wanted to team up to include some string light ideas. One of my favorite projects to date is this DIY marquee sign made with globe string lights that is hung up in my office.

To give you a little backstory, a few months ago while browsing the thrift shop aisles, I came across some wall art for $12. Although it wasn’t my taste, I knew I could transform it into a sign for my creative workspace. With a little deconstruction, paint, and a pack of globe string lights I was able to create an inspiring sign that’s not only fun but is functional too!

Here is the before photo: how-to-make-an-upcycled-marquee-sign-before-photo-upcycledtreasures

Here’s what it looks like now:


It’s difficult to tell in the photo below, but this marquee sign is actually the perfect lamp when I’m working on my computer late at night. I am honestly surprised at how well it lights up the room.


Here is the Before and After:

Do you love string lights and the ambiance they put off? You have to check out all of these creative string light ideas!

You can view the full tutorial HERE or by clicking on the image below.


Find even more Creative String Light Ideas over at Porch and at the links below!


DIY Tissue Tassel String Lights from Persia Lou

Brighten up the Yard with String Lights via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

DIY String Light from All Things Heart and Home

DIY Faux Neon Cactus Light from Hello Lidy

Enchanting String Light Centerpiece from Our Southern Home

Deck Decorating with String Lights from Place of my Taste

In what ways have you decorated your home with string lights?


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