25 of Our Favorite String Lights Sets for the Classroom

Let your light shine.

String Lights

Looking for an easy way to brighten your classroom and add a little personality? Plug in some string lights! You could always grab a few basic sets out of your holiday decorations, but today’s LED options and battery-operated sets give you so many more options. Here are our favorite string lights for every kind of classroom.

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1. Highlight your students’ work.

String Lights

This string light set includes 50 lighted clips for displaying photos, artwork, or other student accomplishments. You can also buy in other lengths to customize a wall or display.

Buy It: Magnoloran 50 LED Battery Powered Clip Lights

2. Fill the room with flowers.

Make it spring year-round with this battery-powered set of beautiful small flowers. Includes a remote control and a timer option.

Buy It: Mudder 10-foot 30 Light Flower String

3. Light the way with lanterns.

These little lanterns are the perfect addition to a camping-themed classroom! You’ll get ten lanterns on ten feet of string.

Buy It: River’s Edge 10-Lantern Light set

4. Add vivid colors.

String Lights

This paper lantern string lights set is actually made of nylon, so the lanterns are safer and will last longer.

Buy It: Lokatse Home 13-ft 20 LED Paper Lantern Lights

5. Display some dinosaurs.

RAWR! These dino lights are prehistorically fantastic and fun to hang.

Buy It: Kurt Adler 10-Light T-Rex Set

6. Punch it up with pineapples.

Did you know the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality? Hang these over your door to welcome students to your classroom.

Buy It: Wishwill Battery-Operated 20-LED Pineapple Lights

7. Celebrate autumn with fall foliage.

String Lights

These autumn leaves string lights would be the perfect finishing touch to an autumn bulletin board. They’re battery-operated, so you can use them anywhere.

Buy It: Lvydec 2-Pack 13-ft Maple Leaves Light Garland

8. Hang apples for the teacher.

These apple string lights would also be great on a fall bulletin board, but you can really use them any time of the year.

Buy It: Twinkle Star 20-LED Apple Lights

9. Try these terrific turtle string lights.

String Lights

These tiny turtles would look so sweet in a classroom reading nook!

Buy It: Impress Life 40-LED Battery-Operated Turtle Lights

10. Change the color to suit your mood.

This 49-foot light set is controlled by an app on your phone, so you can change colors, brightness, and more with the click of a button.

Buy It: Larkkey 49-ft Smart LED String Lights

11. Spell out a positive message.

String Lights

It’s easy to change out the letters, numbers, and symbols on these string lights, so you can share a new message whenever you like!

Buy It: Creation Core 20-LED Light Box String

12. Head to the tropics with palm trees.

These cute palm tree lights are a great accent for a beach-themed classroom, or anywhere you need a touch of the tropics.

Buy It: Wintergreen Lighting 10-Light Palm Tree String

13. Go pretty in pink with flamingos.

String Lights

Combine these flamingos with the palm trees above, and you’ll practically hear the sound of waves lapping on the sand!

Buy It: Wintergreen Lighting 10-Light Flamingo String

14. Fill a big space with curtain string lights.

Curtain lights have become really popular, because they’re a simple way to fill a big space with light. We bet these would be great in a windowless classroom.

Buy It: Twinkle Star 300-LED Curtain Lights

15. Show off your inner space geek.

String Lights

If your classroom has a space theme, you’re going to need this adorable little set of LED lights.

Buy It: Surethingz 10-ft 20 LED Space String Lights

16. Shine like a star.

Twinkle twinkle little star, we know exactly where you are! These string lights will shine in any classroom setting.

Buy It: Twinkle Star 100-LED 49-ft Star Lights

17. Add a musical touch.

String Lights

This set of string lights would be a fun addition to a music teacher’s room!

Buy It: Kurt Adler 10-Light Guitar Set

18. Let it snow.

Set a holiday mood or celebrate the winter season with some twinkly snowflakes.

Buy It: LoiStu 40-LED 16-ft Snowflake String Lights 

19. Establish a nautical theme.

Create an under-the-sea atmosphere with these pretty starfish and sand dollar lights.

Buy It: Impress Life 30-LED 10-ft Nautical String Lights

20. Invite some jellyfish to the party.

String Lights

Nothing to fear here! It’s just a bunch of squee-worthy jellyfish lights with ribbon streamers.

Buy It: DEI 10-Light Jellyfish String

21. Watch out for sharks!

Is your class still singing the Baby Shark song? Then they’ll adore these cute shark lights!

Buy It: Circle Circle 10-LED Shark Lights

22. Say hello to these kitties.

Show off your crazy cat lady (or guy!) vibe with these sweet little lights. (Not into cats? There’s a dog version too.)

Buy It: Brooklyn Lighting 20-LED Cat String Lights

23. Make way for duck lights.

Rubber ducky, you’re definitely the one! How fun would these be in your classroom?

Buy It: Elufly 10-LED Rubber Ducky Lights

24. Stick with something simple.

If all you need is a well-reviewed, reliable, and easy-to-use set of string lights. This one (with included remote) should fit the bill perfectly.

Buy It: TaoTronics 33ft 100 LED String Lights

25. Buy in bulk.

String Lights

If you’ve got a lot of little lighting projects in mind, these battery-operated sets are just the thing. They are a bargain in bulk!

Buy It: Ehome 12-Pack 20-LED Fairy Lights

Looking for more ways to make your classroom shine? Check out 14 Ways to Brighten Your Classroom During the Dreary Winter Months.

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25 of Our Favorite String Lights Sets for the Classroom

Posted by Jill Staake

Jill Staake is a writer living in Tampa, Florida. She's spent most of her life teaching in traditional classrooms and beyond, from 8th grade English to butterfly encounters, and believes learning is a life-long process.

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