DIY String Lights Garland

DIY String Lights Garland @themerrythoughtIt’s hard for us to believe that October is over and we’re welcoming in the holiday season! Blogging always gives us a bit of a head start on our holiday decorating, but it just builds the excitement for all of the Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities that are coming up! For today’s post, we’re partnering with Michaels as part of their Michaels Makers Challenge to share some holiday decor inspiration with you. As usual, we like to keep things on the simple side with decor, Michaels has so much to choose from; and yes, for those of you that do prefer to use a bit more color 😉, they have some new adorable colorful Christmas lines that are definitely worth checking out!
We love to use white lights when decorating, and this year we wanted to dress up string lights a little bit more so we picked up some goodies from Michaels and gave our lights a bit of a makeover.DIY String Lights Garland @themerrythoughtDIY String Lights Garland @themerrythoughtMaterials:
– globe string lights (you can find out how we spray painted ours here)
– yarn
– clear ornaments
– greenery
– small colored ornaments
– wire + wire cutters

-Wrap yarn around your fingers.
-Tie an extra piece of yarn around the middle. Knot and leave extra thread to tie to the lights.
-Cut looped ends.
-Pop the top off the clear ornaments and slide small bits of greenery inside. Reattach top.
-Attach tassels and ornaments to light strand using wire.
DIY String Lights Garland @themerrythoughtDIY String Lights Garland @themerrythoughtDIY String Lights Garland @themerrythought

  • MollyThursday, November 2, 2017 - 1:19 pm

    Really, really cute idea! I like the addition of the greenery for a natural element.ReplyCancel

  • HollyThursday, November 2, 2017 - 2:43 pm

    This looks so lovely, I cannot wait to give it a go. I love the idea of more subtle decoration for this Christmas in neutral colours so this is going to fit perfectly. Thanks so much!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xoReplyCancel

    • MandaThursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:02 pm

      Thanks Holly, so glad you like it! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • IvoryFriday, November 3, 2017 - 10:53 pm

    Very beautiful. I love this.ReplyCancel

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