DIY Christmas Lights

DIY Christmas Lights featured on Design Dazzle

Hello it’s Jordan from Polkadot Prints with you. Thanks to Toni for having me here to share a little Christmas DIY with you today. I found these little string of battery operated fairy lights recently which are made to decorate your Christmas tree. I thought they would be cute on their own just spiffed up a little bit. So…lets get our craft on!


Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Christmas wrapping paper

2. Battery operated string of fairy lights {from Ikea’s Christmas range}

3. 2.25″ Circle craft punch

4. Washi Tape

5. Scissors


From your wrapping paper, punch out the number of circles you will need for each bulb on your string of lights.


Gently bend each circle in half to opposite sides, to snip a cross hair in each circle, careful not to actually make too much of a crease. Turn over and poke the bulb through the slits.


Fold circle up and over bulb creating soft folds (try not to crease the folds).Photobucket

Take a piece of washi tape and starting on one end, wrap around the base of the bulb to secure the circle of paper to the light.


This is what each little light should look like.

Continue for each bulb until your string of lights is done. Turn it on…So pretty! You’re ready to add some Christmas cheer to your bookshelf or mantle piece!Photobucket

You can find my printable collections in store or crafty inspiration for your next party or get together on my blog. Have a lovely time preparing for Christmas!

P.S I have also seen these plain strings of lights at Kmart and other department stores for a really reasonable price. Keep your eye out for the ‘warm’ bulbs rather than the ‘cool’ though…I think they look nicer!



Posted on December 13, 2011
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas

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  1. Karena says:
    December 13, 2011

    Tony, really fun and fab!! I love how you can do this project with any design in the world!

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    Art by Karena

  2. Jeckab says:
    December 14, 2011

    Now for those who are new to the world of eco friendly LED Christmas light, this is definitely the place to be. To begin with, these lights are readily available for different home owners to make use of during this season.

  3. Carrie Barron says:
    August 10, 2012

    This is really cool! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Peter North says:
    August 15, 2012

    These look very nice, but im not sure the light are safe. What i the paper gets hot. I would personally on get professionally made christmas lights. DIY lights like these could be a real fire risk on a tree.

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