Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Series: How to Spruce Up a String of Lights

So I bought these pumpkin lights last year at Target for around $5 I think. They looked so cute in the box but when I got them home and opened them, I discovered they had a lot of ugly black wire.


Yea not so cute. So I decided to spruce them up a bit. I went digging in my craft cabinet for anything I had that was orange or black. I came up with some fabric scraps, ribbon, and tulle.

So then I cut strips out of everything using my handy tip I described in this post.

And then I just started tying everything around the wire of the lights in random patterns until most of the wire was covered and I was satisfied. It turned out so cute and pretty! And the best part is it even looks great in the day time when the lights aren't on. 









24 comments:

  1. Hi!

    I found your blog through the blog hop and I'm looking forward to getting to know you better! :)

    That is such a cute idea to spruce up the hanging lights!

    xo
    alexis
    www.livingthewifestyle.com

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    1. Thank you! I am following you now too! I love your blog

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  2. I have similar pumpkin lights...this is a cute idea! They look much more full and festive!

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    1. Thank you! I could not believe how much ugly black wire was in between the lights

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  4. Love, love, love how you spruced up the lights! Super cute and creative! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

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  5. This is great! Now it looks more like a decoration! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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  6. Cute! I love this! Thanks so much for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party!

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  7. nice! this is like a stroke of genius! you could do this with whatever season whatever lights. Thanks for the ideas!

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  8. Oh that is so cute! Those lights look great!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. OH!!! What a great idea!! I'll have to try this!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  10. Found you via linking party - what a great idea! I have tons of scrap fabric and ribbon, definitely need to do this :)

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  11. Oh, this is so cute! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am so thrilled to have you share. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  12. Such a great idea! Thanks for linkin up!
    Kim~madeinaday

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