• Top 5 Festive DIY String Lights Tutorials

    Hello again,

    Sorry your Tuesday DIY fix is a little (okay a LOT) later than expected but better late than never eh?

    There’s something so charming about the soft glow of fairy light garlands on cold, winter’s nights ~ strung around the tree, from a frosty window or across a mantle piece.

    I’ve seen some pretty darn cute DIY projects involving string lights ~ here are my top 5:

    Rustic rattan ball string lights:

    via Crafty Butt (yes, there really is a blog called ‘crafty butt’!)

    Romantic, feminine tissue paper string lights:

    DIY or Don’t via Sparkle And Hay

    Geometric cube string lights:

    via Wit And Whistle

    Adorable Dixie cup string lights:

    via Hey Gorgeous

    Now, Anna Lee Company have come up with a super creative (and super simple) DIY string light project perfect for the festive season and beyond…

    Christmas Ornament String Lights!

    Clear ornaments are the perfect size to attach to string lights for minimalist, chic decor at parties, weddings or just around the home ~ yet another stroke of crafty genius by Kelly and Jodi of Anna Lee Company!

    Here’s what they had to say about the project:

    Every once in awhile in our crafting adventures we’ll work through some projects and then it comes the great idea, and it’s like a light goes off. Well this one had both a literal and figurative light. I’m afraid the picture doesn’t quite do the effect justice. But trust me adding these glass ornaments to a basic string of white Christmas lights creates something quite stunning.

    I’d love to create a gigantic glass vase centerpiece with these lights and ornaments, the reflections alone would be insane! (but that would require me to have a large table, many, many large glass vases which would require much, much storage….someday I will folks!)

    To make we simply removed the hook and silver cap off of our ornaments, inserted the light and snapped the hook back into the ornament to secure the light.

    The possibilities for this project are ENDLESS ~ you could use coloured, patterned or different shaped ornaments (as long a they have a small circular opening at the top). Genius I tell you.

    To see what other DIY goodness Anna Lee Company have been creating with Christmas ornaments head on over to their blog or Facebook page.

    ~ See more Anna Lee Company DIY Projects on Bridal Musings ~

  • Beccaisabird

    Ooh, never thought of using clear baubles before….my flat is going to be festooned with lights, lol x

  • http://www.theweddingpickle.com Melina

    I love this collection of DIY for string lights! Even better I love the idea of using ornaments, such a good idea! :-)

  • http://www.aphroditesweddingblog.com Emma – Aphrodites_wb

    I love them all but I really love the top one!! 

  • http://www.bijouxbride.com louise {bijouxbride}

    Great ideas, I really love the last one! xx

  • Jessica

    The ornaments look awesome. Agreed.

  • http://twitter.com/Lucky6PEvents JennaSchiller

    Beautiful, I love the last one! x

  • http://apaperproposal.com Sarah {A Paper Proposal}

    Great roundup!  I love that last one with the ornaments! 

  • http://www.oh-lovely-day.com chandra ~ oh lovely day

    Love that last one.  Genius!

  • http://www.marieohmarie.com Stephanie Marie

    such a great diy list. Love the dixie cup light strand.

  • Talkkin2kris5

    These are wonderful.  Thanks for sharing them !

  • http://www.ladders-online.com/ Ladders

    Next year I am going to have to try and make some Dixie cups lights with my kid. I think that may be some good family time.

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