How To Hang Fairy Lights On A Wall?

You can change the way your apartment looks and feels when using fairy lights. If you are anything like me and don’t want to go overboard with your holiday decor. Then these miniature string lights are the best way to go. Many people find using fairy lights in small rooms brings in the holiday cheer with little effort.

The most important thing to look for when shopping for fairy lights is the timer function. Sometimes we forget this simple chore of turning our lights off when they are not in use. Moreover, because of their decorative aspect, they go unnoticed, draining the power in their small batteries. Fairy lights are available in many forms; there are curtains, Polaroids, and simple lights.

These lights are so pretty by themselves that you can hang them on your walls without using additional decor. Just pile on the fairies. In this post, I will share with you some easy ways to hang fairy lights on your walls without using invasive nails. I will also help you with your decorating ideas for the holidays, parties, and ambient lighting.

Few Of My Favorite Places To Hang These Lights

I love fairies! Thus, here are some of my favorite places to use these lights.

Use them for Christmas lights or other holidays like Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Halloween.

Fairy lights are perfect for adding a bit of sparkle and romance to your kitchen. They’re especially great over your kitchen table or bar area.

You can add these lights and a mirror to give it a beautiful glow. Further all over the bedroom and even outdoors. The sky is the limit with these tiny bulbs.

Hanging Fairy Lights On A Wall

These lights look amazing on your wall, and they don’t take up plenty of space. Plus, they are perfect for year-long use. The best part of using these fixtures is they are battery-powered. So they don’t need an outlet and can bend or fold to your liking. Similarly, when hanging fairy lights on your wall, start with a creative design. 

Here are some designs you can use.

  • Hanging fairy lights like curtains.
  • Adding polaroids or pictures to them.
  • Turn them to words.
  • Mason jar hanging fixtures.
  • Branch decor.
  • Wall Accent.

Use adhesive hooks like the Command hooks. What’s so special about these hooks is they are very easy to remove and do not leave any marks on your wall. They are strong, but you can’t reuse them or move them from one place to the next. Another downside is after time, the hook loses its adhesive and can fall off without any warning.

Other great brands include:

There is an option of using tape to stick your fairy lights to the wall. They are reliable and will not damage the paint. However, the removal process involves using a blow dryer to loosen the adhesive.

Furthermore, it is a good idea to measure the space between each hook to ensure they are the same size for a uniform look. In essence, once you have determined the design, sticking your fairy lights is the easiest part. Below is a video to help you with this.

Hang Fairy Lights On Curtain Is Super Easy

To hang fairy lights on curtains, all you will need is the Twinkle Star string lights and Command strips.


  • Remove the lights from the packaging box.
  • Measure the curtain lights to see how far they go on your wall.
  • Mark where the lights begin and end.
  • Then add your Command strips between the markings.
  • Hang the lights on the hooks.
  • Use the remote to turn on your lights.
  • All done.

You Can Also Make Pom Pom Fairy Lights



  • Start by picking up your pom-poms maker and lining up the holes.
  • Take a piece of wool and secure it under your thumb.
  • Then, wrap the wool around the pom-poms maker.
  • Fill each side with the wool.
  • Place the fairy light over the center of the pom-pom.
  • Close the pom-poms maker with the light inside.
  • Secure the clips at the edge.
  • Take your scissors and cut around the ends of the pom-pom.
  • It should take shape.
  • Take a piece of wool and tie it around the center.
  • Make a double knot.
  • Open up the pom-poms maker to remove your creation.
  • Tidy up the pom-poms and repeat the process to fill the length of the fairy lights.

The Difference Between Fairy Lights And Christmas Lights

Most people use fairy lights for Christmas, so apart from the size, there is little difference. Fairy lights are small and are available in a variety of colors. While Christmas strings come in all sizes, from big to small.

Hanging Fairy Lights Without Nails Does Not Damage Your Walls

How To Hang Up Fairy Lights Without Nails?

Using nails to hang lights can damage your wall, leaving holes in them. Therefore, nails aren’t the best tools to use. Consider sticking Command adhesive hooks to hold your fairy lights in place. They are durable and long-lasting, with clear options to blend with any wall design.

Because fairy lights are easy to bend and shape, they sometimes don’t need extra accessories to keep them in place. As a result, you can drape fairy lights on picture frames, shelves, headboards, or anything that can hold them.

For outdoors, trees are the perfect place to hang these lights since the leaves prop them up. Lastly, use Blue Tack; it is a reusable putty substance that holds lightweight stuff like posters and picture frames. With Blue Tack, you can hang your fairy lights without damaging your walls.

The Batteries Fairy Lights Need

Fairy lights use 2-3 AA batteries in a pack connected to a wire. They do not require a plug, and because these lights are LEDs, they are energy efficient.

A 40 LED fairy light can handle a 3AA battery which holds 4.5 volts. How long your battery lasts depends on the LEDs and the size of the battery. A set of white fairy lights with 3AA batteries will last longer than multicolored options.

To Recap

Here is some handy information to help you when considering buying fairy lights. These lights are very easy to hang on walls with the use of adhesive hooks.

The best part of having fairies is they are lightweight and can hang in many designs. Moreover, there is no need for nails because you can prop them on picture frames or bed headboards. In addition, fairy lights use AA batteries because they are long-lasting and small.

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