I recently took advantage of the after-christmas sales and got a couple boxes of christmas lights. But I love them so much, I want to find a way to use them year round. My parents had a strand in a large basket in our dining room when I was younger and I still remember the beautiful sparkle it put on the walls and how it looked shining through the basket. That's definitely one idea- here are a few others.
Made by simply drilling a few holes to a pattern or word(s) of your choice.