I’ve always wanted to make these, but each holiday keeps going by and I keep forgetting. Well I finally did it, and glammed them up a bit with a feather boa. Yep, it was messy, but that’s what being in the craft room is all about! These string lights can actually be changed out for different occasions or holidays simply by changing the paper or fabric. I’ll show you how I did it over at Spoonful.
Wouldn’t these be great for a slumber party or just for prettying up a little girl’s room? How about in the playroom?
I’ve attached the templates with tape so that if you want to change out the fabric or paper, you can do so easily. And I’ve used a string of LED lights so that the bulbs don’t get hot.
I think they came out so pretty! I actually have them hanging in my office right now.
NOTE: I chose to use fabric for this project. Fabric has a tendency to fray when you cut it, so if you use fabric be sure you are using good quality, sharp scissors. If you prefer to use scrapbook paper, use a light shade so that the light can shine through. Do not use card stock as it is too heavy for the light to penetrate. Tissue paper can also be used, but it difficult to work with because it is so delicate.
I originally made this project for Spoonful. Spoonful has since closed and the instructions were taken down. I am putting the instructions here until such time that Spoonful projects are redirected to a new home. At that time I will remove the instructions and link directly to the project on their site.