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.
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.
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.
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.
4. Add vivid colors.
This paper lantern string lights set is actually made of nylon, so the lanterns are safer and will last longer.
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.
7. Celebrate autumn with fall foliage.
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.
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.
These tiny turtles would look so sweet in a classroom reading nook!
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.
11. Spell out a positive message.
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!
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.
13. Go pretty in pink with flamingos.
Combine these flamingos with the palm trees above, and you’ll practically hear the sound of waves lapping on the sand!
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.
15. Show off your inner space geek.
If your classroom has a space theme, you’re going to need this adorable little set of LED 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.
17. Add a musical touch.
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.
19. Establish a nautical theme.
Create an under-the-sea atmosphere with these pretty starfish and sand dollar lights.
20. Invite some jellyfish to the party.
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!
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.)
23. Make way for duck lights.
Rubber ducky, you’re definitely the one! How fun would these be in your classroom?
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.
25. Buy in bulk.
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!
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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