10 Easy DIY Project Ideas Using LED Rope Lighting

Posted by Birddog Lighting on Apr 30th 2024

10 Easy DIY Project Ideas Using LED Rope Lighting

LED rope lighting doesn’t just have to be for the holidays. Granted, the approach of the festive season gives us many more ways to use rope lighting for decoration purposes, but you don’t have to limit yourself to just that.

Basic Supply Requirements

Each of these DIY projects begins with the same basic supplies. For starters, you'll need an LED lighting in rope, strip, or single-bulb form.

Second, you'll need a power source. You might be able to use your home's pre-existing wall sockets for some projects. For others, you'll have to get a portable power supply that matches the voltage of the LED lights you're using. For example, if you use 120 Volt LED Rope Lights, you can simply plug directly into your wall outlet or an extension cord.

These projects are all relatively safe to complete but before you begin any DIY project involving electricity, it's a good idea to review some basic electrical safety tips. Always call a professional if you feel like you're in over your head.

10 Unique Ways to Use Rope Lighting LEDs

There are so many creative ways to use an LED neon rope light. But if you need a little inspiration, keep reading for ten out-of-the-box DIY LED light projects you can easily do yourself!

1. Light Up Headboard

Create a cozy and romantic atmosphere in your bedroom by attaching LED rope lights to the back of your headboard. Use rope light mounting clips or nano tape to secure the lights in place and create a warm glow that will add a touch of luxury to your bedroom.

2. Brighten up Your Vanity

Dim lighting makes getting ready in the morning far more difficult than it needs to be. Thankfully, battery-operated puck lights make brightening up your vanity mirror as easy as pushing a button.

Just stick the lights on the wall around the border of your mirror and tap the bulb to turn them on and off. They'll cast light directly onto your face from multiple angles to minimize shadows. If you're feeling extra crafty, stick them onto a custom mirror frame along with silk flowers, seashells, or costume jewelry.

3. Staircase Lighting

Add safety and style to your staircase by installing LED rope lighting underneath each step. This will create a soft, ambient light that will make it easier to navigate the stairs in the dark. Or, use motion-activated LED lights for a practical and energy-efficient lighting option.

To start, stick the strand of lights along the base of the wall next to your stairs. Then, set up the included motion sensor, where it will be triggered by people going up and down. You can even set the lights to fade between different colors to make your staircase feel like a portal into another world.

4. Outdoor Deck Lighting

Enhance the ambiance of your outdoor deck by installing an LED neon rope light along the edges of the deck or around the railings. This will create a beautiful and inviting atmosphere for outdoor gatherings and BBQs.

5. Kitchen Cabinet Lighting

Illuminate your kitchen cabinets by installing LED rope lights or low voltage strip lights underneath the cabinets. This will provide a functional and stylish lighting solution that will make it easier to see while cooking, prepping food, or cleaning.

6. Bookshelf Lighting

Add a touch of sophistication to your bookshelf by installing LED rope lights along the back. This will create a beautiful glow that will showcase your book collection and create a cozy reading nook.

7. Decorate Your Garden

Brighten up your flower bed with the ethereal glow of fun colored rope lighting LEDs. Great for use in landscaping, lights can really give your garden an extra something.

Depending on the time of year, you can go for different moods, too. At Halloween, you can create a ghostly glow with orange, purple, or even green lights for a spooky touch. At Christmas time, you can opt for festive flashing lights in lots of different colors.

Placing rope lighting in or around a rockery or pond makes for a nice touch as well.. Lighting up walkways and paths to or around a bigger garden or yard not only has safety benefits, but can also look magical. You can even go for a more rustic look by filling old mason jars or glass bottles with tangles of fairy lights and placing them around your garden.

There are many fantastic ways to use rope lighting in your garden, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Just make sure you take the necessary steps to weatherproof any outdoor connections. For more details on an easy way to seal your connections check out our tips on how to weatherproof LED rope lights.

8. Floating Shelves Lighting

Illuminate your floating shelves by installing rope lighting LEDs underneath. This will create a beautiful and stylish lighting solution that will showcase your decor and add a touch of sophistication to your space.

9. Wine Bottle Lighting

Create a unique and romantic centerpiece by filling wine bottles with LED rope lights. This is a clever way to create beautiful ambient light that will add a touch of romance to any dinner party or date night.

10. Artwork Lighting

Highlight your favorite artwork by installing LED rope lights around the frame. This will create a soft, warm glow that will draw attention to your artwork and make a beautiful focal point in the room.

The Ways to Use Rope Lighting LEDs Are Endless

Rope lighting LEDs are a versatile and easy-to-use lighting solution that you can use for a wide range of DIY projects. Use rope lighting to create a cozy and romantic atmosphere in your bedroom, for example, or install LED neon rope lights to illuminate your kitchen cabinets.

These are just a few ideas for ways to use rope lighting to decorate and make your home and garden shine. We offer a wide variety of different lights and everything you need to prepare, shop for, and eventually install your new rope lighting.

Browse our rope lighting LEDs today, and let us light up your life!

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