So as I mentioned in my Craft Envy post about pretty twinkle lights, I've been longing for the soft glow of string lights since I reluctantly put away my light-up palette Christmas tree (in February...) And I finally managed to check this project off my "idea" list!
This was one of those projects that took a few tries... It was actually inspired by a stack of cardboard scraps. But this isn't made with cardboard. I scratched that method when it SUCKED. Now this DIY is really easy, and will be even easier if you can find string lights with a white cord.
Stuff you'll need:
several sheets of white craft foam, exacto knife, cutting mat, globe string lights, white spray paint (optional)
- (Optional): I bought my lights just after Christmas (clearance, hayoo!) so the cord was dark green. I lightly sprayed the cord with white Krylon Plastic spray paint. Now, it was real cold out here in Michigan so I impatiently put like, one coat of paint on the lights. They're really just less green... ;) If you're painting your lights, remove the bulbs and place a small square of painters tape over each bulb opening.
- Using your exacto knife, cut your craft foam into 4"x5" rectangles.
- Freehand cut your rectangles into stars. The knife seemed to cut easiest from the middle out to the edges.
- Cut a small notch out of the center of each star.
- Push each bulb through the notch and screw it back into the cord. And voila!
I hung my lights with little cord clips from 3M; I'm a big fan of them. I love the warm glow the lights give the room. The white foam actually looks really pretty with the lights, and the whole thing is so cozy. I think they'd look great draped on a rustic wooden headboard, but I'd have to have a headboard at all to try that out. Maybe some day.
What do you think of my star light star bright garland? Something you'd try out perhaps?
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter this past weekend!