While LED lights may look lovely illuminating your Christmas tree, you won't have to wait any longer. Break them out of the boxes early — but this time, use them to decorate your home and garden. Ahead, check out 13 inspirational ideas to try right now.
— Additional reporting by Elka Karl
This one is easy! Hang lights around your windows for an eye-catching effect.
Did you know you can DIY a marquee light  using a chip board and string lights? It's easier than you think!
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How great would it look if you wrapped lights around a chandelier for an elegant outdoor dinner party? Bonus points if you have a cozy outdoor heater or fire pit.
Let them fall from the ceiling in a corner for an effortlessly cool look.
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Alternatively, create a curtain of lights to hang in your backyard or as a wedding  ceremony backdrop.
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Hang them in the backyard (and pair them with complementary candles) for an inviting feel.
Here's a great idea: wrap fairy lights around tree trunks to create a special seating area in your garden.
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Or around a mirror for a wow-worthy display.
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Is that 3D? Nope, it's just a painting wrapped by string lights — very cool.
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Having a sunset wedding ? Loop them around a chuppah — it'll look lovely.
Genius! Hang them directly above the pool for a cool mirrored effect at night.
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Make your own flower lights  to bring a dainty touch to any space.
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One last idea: fill a grapevine ball with lights for a cool chandelier look, inside or out of the home.