Here is a quick and easy way to take a strand of regular string lights and dress them up perfectly for your outdoor entertaining. I love this string light covers project because it is so simple, and most people have at least a strand or two of lights already buried somewhere in their garage. I made these string light covers specifically for our family Fourth of July party, but I can see them staying up all summer long for outdoor events! They really do look gorgeous when strung around some pretty greenery in the backyard. Or if you live in an apartment building, you can easily wrap them around your balcony railing to liven up the space.
To make these starry string lights, you can use either metallic text weight paper (my favorite is from Paper-Papers) or glittery card stock, depending on the look you are going for. I used this star punch from Fiskars to make gold and silver foil stars. After punching your stars, use a small circle punch to create a hole in the middle of each star. Now you can slide the paper star string light covers onto your tiny bulbs. I added a touch of hot glue to keep them in place. The shimmery paper will reflect an extra sparkle onto your starlit party. And, it is very easy to remove the stars after you are finished using them. Shine on! ~ Lia
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Is this solar string lights or the regular one?
We used some plug-in Christmas lights but solar would work!
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This is so cute! I must try it.
I will make flowers this summer too. 😉
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love this idea, so simple with a cutter stamp, brilliant!!!!
thank you for the sharing and the greate tute;-D
Thanks Jet. I am going to be making some flowers on lights for a wedding this summer. I will post it too.
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Good post. With the addition of a little foil wrapping paper, these lights become little stars to light the night. Thanks for posting.
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Love this. I’ve always liked decorative string lighting, but never realized how easy it would be to make my own- thanks!
You can use any shape too. I love the idea of using tissue flowers and may do a post on that soon. 🙂
This is a fantastic idea…I LOVE it! Lights always make the atmosphere special.
I like these mixed with the candles too. The outdoor porch lights are too much for a party.
Oohh, this is super fun. LOVE.
I need that star punch, too…
mine is too little. Maddie would think these were perfect for her room
I think they would be perfect in her room too! 😉