1. A flameless fire pit.

DIY-fire-pit-novate-1Credit: www.novate.ru

This fun DIY is a great conversation piece, and only requires a small string of lights to complete.

2. Letters in lights

AD-Awesome-String-Light-DIYs-For-Any-Occasion-31Credit: www.architecturendesign.net

Sketch out a word on your wall, then trace over it with string lights. Attach the lights with small staples.

3. Spice up your room with lit branches

small-romantic-bedroom-design-with-branches-and-string-lightsCredit: www.ultimatechristoph.com

This clever idea is a great way to pack a lot of decorative punch into a small space.

4. Use string lights to hang photos

tumblr_o3pvzrweaW1u8wpmpo1_1280Credit: tumblerbedrooms.tumblr.com

This is a much warmer, creative alternative to a traditional wall of frames.

5. Use battery powered lights

AD-Amazingly-Pretty-Ways-To-Use-String-Lights-17Credit: www.architecturendesign.net

Avoid having to deal with all the nasty extension cords by tracking down a few sets of battery powered string lights.

Credit: http://www.architecturendesign.net/20-amazingly-pretty-ways-to-use-string-lights/