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DIY Christmas Light String Garland

Today I’m sharing a simple and adorable DIY Christmas Light String Garland craft that is a fun way to add a colourful unique flair to this year’s Christmas decorating.

Wow! Two Christmas posts in one week… the holiday season is heating up already!

All our Christmas decor is still relegated to a multitude of bins laid out over the entire floor space of our spare room in the basement, but the crafts and planning have begun.  I’ve been busy listing and brainstorming what I want to make, bake, gift, and share this holiday season and I’m getting excited about the lights that will soon be lighting up our home.

It’s feeling so dark in the evenings with the onset of daylight savings time this past weekend, and I have a special place in my heart for Christmas lights.  Today’s simple and thrifty DIY Christmas craft project is inspired by classic Christmas lights. I’ve always loved the cute, cheery shape and colours of them, so why not use them as more than lights?  Today I’m showing you how I turned some inexpensive Christmas light bulbs into a fun and colourful string Christmas garland.

Easy DIY Christmas Light Garland poster.

This was a really quick and easy DIY project to make, and I used inexpensive colourful Christmas lights and baker’s twine that I picked up at Walmart.  I also used my hot glue gun, scissors, and a measuring tape to help me space the light bulbs evenly along the garland.  By choosing the colours of bulbs that suit your decor, you can easily customize this project to work with your favourite Christmas colours.  I opted for red, green, and blue, which I think have a classic and slightly vintage-Christmas feel.

Red, green and blue Christmas bulbs.

I alternated the colours and spaced the bulbs every six inches.  To attach the twine, I just ran my hot glue along the bottom edge of the metal piece on each light bulb, wrapped the twine around once and then added a bit more glue to wrap the twine another quarter turn in order to keep the bulbs lying straight along the holiday garland.

A hot glue gun glueing the lights to a piece of string.

I love how these classic, crisp Christmas colours pop and add such a fun, cheery feel.  I had been considering going with a Scandi chic feel this Christmas, but now I’m reconsidering a brighter and more colourful Christmas look.  Hmm… what to do?!?

A red truck pillow on top of a faux fur bench.

The light garland above the fur bench.

I’m not sure where the final resting place for this garland will be, as I haven’t actually started decorating yet.  I think it could be a cute addition to a number of little vignettes around the house.  I wonder where it will end up!?

A string of lights around the pictures.

PS – you can see my red Christmas truck printables here and my blue and green Christmas truck printables here.

The light garland decorating the fireplace mantel.

I’m getting really excited to let the Christmas decorating begin – how about you?!

Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series.

Welcome to the first week of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series! Today a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our Christmas DIY orraft projects to help inspire you for the upcoming holiday season.  Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to my friends’ posts!

Christmas series 1

Classic Christmas Light String Garland DIY at The Happy Housie
DIY Hydrangea Christmas Wreath at Two Twenty One
Chunky Knit Vase DIY at Craftberry Bush
Holiday Place Card Wreaths with Printable Tags at Tatertots and Jello
Easy Christmas Star Garland Gift Topper at The Handmade Home

Christmas series 2

DIY Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Forest at a Pretty Life
DIY Cotton Ball Wreath at Hallstrom Home
DIY Faux Etched Christmas Mirror at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
DIY Christmas Book Craft Project at Happy Happy Nester
DIY Christmas Place Setting Name Tag at She Gave it a Go

Christmas series 3

Elegant DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Village at The DIY Mommy
DIY Safety Pin Christmas Angels at Zevy Joy
DIY Wooden Advent Calendar at Jenna Kate at Home
DIY Holiday Gift Wrap at My Sweet Savannah
How to Make a Modern Christmas Wreath at Cherished Bliss

Christmas series 4

DIY Giant Pine Wreath at Love Create Celebrate
Paint by Numbers Printable Christmas at Rambling Renovators
DIY Winter Wreath at The Turquoise Home
Christmas Art Work at Life is a Party
Dollar Tree Rustic Glam Christmas Wreath at All Things With Purpose

Christmas series 5

DIY Vintage Whitewashed Nutcracker at Rooms FOR Rent
DIY Drum Tree Collar at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Line Art Christmas Tree DIY Acrylic Sign at Lemon Thistle
Snowball Cookies in a Jar at Clean & Scentsible
DIY Pink Ombre Ornament Wreath at We’re the Joneses

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25 Fun & festive Christmas DIY Craft projects poster.

I hope you find some fun and inspiring Christmas DIY ideas to try out this holiday season!

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