So, I compromised on my Must Post Halloween Projects Now desire. A DIY in Halloween colors but one that could be adapted for any and every party: DIY fringe string lights! Oh, if only I could tell you how long I’ve been wanting to do this. It’s so simple and, yes, removable so you can switch it out for any holiday, birthday or other bash you may be throwing. Nothing like pulling those Christmas lights out of storage before December rolls around, right? First up, Halloween!
LED String Lights (These don’t get as hot, see note at the bottom!)
Crepe paper folds or crepe paper streamers (I much prefer the crepe paper folds to streamers for this project, but either will work!)
If using crepe paper folds, cut strips off the bottom about 2″ wide. Fringe the entire thing. If using streamers, fold over several times and fringe away! Cut your long fringed piece into 5″ sections. Place a glue dot on each end of the uncut side of your sections. Place one dot onto the green part of the light (Insert proper name here) and wrap around and around, securing at tightly at the end with your other glue dot. Fluff your fringe.
Plug in and partay!
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**IMPORTANT! A note about fire: If you read this and are like me, you may be thinking, “Are you nuts?” You’re gluing paper to a fire hazard? Why yes, yes I am. And I’m sure my mom is already dialing my number to discuss this danger. But listen, these lights are not meant to be left on for extended periods time or to be left on unattended. Please do not use these in your child’s bedroom or any other permanent place. They are solely for parties, supervised during and turned off after! Luckily the LED lights don’t even get as hot as the originals, but it’s better to be safe than sorry nonetheless! So please promise me you’ll use precautions!? Thanks ladies and gents!***
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