Outdoor Christmas light ideas that do not look like Christmas

I have two strings of solar Christmas lights that I did not get to use this year. I am looking for outside ideas for them that won't look like it is Christmas. The Community in which I live, frowns upon (fines actually) if Holiday, especially Christmas decorations are not taken down at a certain time. Any ideas?
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  • MN Mom MN Mom on Mar 15, 2016
    You can decorate a shepherds hook plant hanger or underside of a table umbrella. You can also cover a small trellis with lights. As long as you don't have the lights hanging from the eaves like tradional lights, Santa or a reindeer up I can't see how decorating with white lights would be too Christmassy

  • KatAych KatAych on Mar 15, 2016
    You could make "chinese water bombs" which is a square box folded out of paper and slip those over the lights to string across/around your porch. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/39476934211914741/

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 15, 2016
    Use tomato cages over any flowering plants and run the lights through that. I do this every season and it looks amazing at night.

  • DJ DJ on Mar 16, 2016
    Tammy, here are a few ideas: Hang them from a hula hoop, Put in a glass jar or under an outside table. see photos, Good Luck

  • Nancy J Nancy J on Mar 16, 2016
    I am glad you asked this question Tammy, I kind of went crazy buying solar Christmas lights AFTER Christmas, I am in PA and wanted to decorate with them this Spring & Summer, but didn't want them to look too much like Christmas. If I come up with or find any ideas, I will let you know, I DID have one idea to repurpose light globes with the lights somehow

    • Tammy Hawkins Tammy Hawkins on Mar 17, 2016
      @Thank You Nancy J I am sure that a fantastic idea will come forth. This is an amazing group of highly creative people. I like some of the ideas that have been suggested but they won't work in my front yard, would be fantastic in an outdoor patio but not the area where I want to use them.

    • Tammy Hawkins Tammy Hawkins on Mar 17, 2016
      @DJ That is an adorable idea but sadly it wouldn't work in the yard, the papers wouldn't make it through the rain, but would be really cute in the house or a covered patio

  • Tammy Hawkins Tammy Hawkins on Apr 23, 2016
    I found lovely bird feeders that look like lanterns. I put the colored lights inside and attached the solar panel to the top of the feeder. It is perfect!

  • Tammy Hawkins Tammy Hawkins on Apr 23, 2016
    My final result, with much thanks to everyone for your great suggestions. I would have had this finished sooner but a friend became ill and I was away for a month taking care of her. Thank you again for all of your suggestions!