LED fairy lights are incredibly small but amazingly bright, can be used almost anywhere and are so easy to work with! These beautiful lights are perfect for illuminating Christmas decorations or adding an ambient glow to DIY craft projects. Fairy lights feature tiny LED bulbs on a thin, flexible metal wire that can be bent or shaped to fit around decorations or into tiny spaces. Many LED fairy lights are battery powered with a convenient timer function, however some longer strings have plug in adapters. With all these amazing qualities combined, we can't help but think fairy lights might have a little magic in them!
Fairy Light Styles
In addition to traditional fairy lights which have a small LED lights spaced across a thin metal string, there are several specialty fairy light styles available.
Fairy Lights with Decorative Accents - have unique adornments on the string such as crystal gems, metal beads and small globe coverings to create a fun, decorative addition to your light displays.
Garland Fairy Light Clusters - feature dozens of small LED lights that shoot off of the main string and are a beautiful addition to table centerpieces and perfect for wrapping around holiday greenery.
Mesh Rope Fairy Lights - are fairy light strings covered with a flexible, translucent fabric in several bright colors that can be wrapped around wreaths and garland or used to outline windows and frames. You could even attach them to a Christmas sweater to create a fun light up design!
Ribbon Fairy Lights - are similar to rope mesh lights, except the fairy lights are lining the inside of a flexible decorative ribbon! Ribbon fairy lights are a fun addition to Christmas presents and add a pop of color to wreaths, garlands and Christmas mantel decorations.
Fairy Light Sprays - combine multiple strands of LED fairy lights together. Cascading fairy light sprays can be plugged in and used as ambient indoor lighting or wrapped around columns, wreaths, Christmas trees and greenery.
Fairy Light Balls - are metal frame spheres wrapped with LED fairy lights! These are beautiful hanging decorations - perfect for use in trees, across the porch and as ambient indoor lighting.
Fairy Lights Decorating Ideas
Wrap a grapevine sphere in lights or purchase premade fairy light balls and hang them from tree branches or place them in planters as lighted topiaries
For more decorating with fairy lights inspiration, visit our magical fairy lights guide!
Fairy Light Storage Tips
We love fairy lights because of their thin flexible wires, but if not stored properly these wires can become a tangled mess! To prevent fairy light wires from tangling around themself or other objects in storage, remove them carefully from your display and then wind them around a cylindrical object or aluminum snack can to create a neat light wrap. You can also use your fingers to wrap the lights into a loose circle. Then secure the ends with residue free tape ( electrical tape works great!) and place the circle of lights into a plastic bag and store safely away until next year. Taking this little bit of extra time to care for your lights means they'll be ready to use straight out of storage next time you need them!