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. 


  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!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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!

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

  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. :)

  12. Such a great idea! Thanks for linkin up!


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