Easy Vintage Christmas Lights DIY Garland…
When you were a child, did your parents put out those huge colored glass Christmas lights each year? The ones that got SO hot?
There was something about those now vintage Christmas lights that made the neighborhoods so magical.
And while those vintage Christmas lights are not the safest to actually use anymore to illuminate things, I found a really fun and easy way to capture some of that old-school magic this year.
I strung them into a DIY garland. Here’s how…
Vintage Christmas Lights DIY Garland Supplies
- baker’s twine
- a lot of vintage large-scale Christmas lights
- measuring tape
How to assemble Vintage Christmas Lights DIY Garland
1. Wrap end of glass bulbs in baker’s twine.
Knot some bakers twine around the end of each bulb. Leave a couple of extra inches of twine dangling after you’ve knotted them off.
That’s what we’ll use to secure them to the garland.
2. Tie onto a long section of baker’s twine.
Once you’ve accumulated a good number of bulbs that have the baker’s twine tied to the end, it’s time to secure them onto the “garland”.
That’s just a long piece of the baker’s twine.
Use either a measuring tape or some type of template (i.e. the length of a sheet of paper, for instance) to help you tie them at regular intervals.
3. Hang and enjoy!
All that’s left to be done is to hang your DIY garland, be it on your mantle, or staircase, or tree.
It would even look great outside over the front door, perhaps.
Wherever you choose to hang it, you can enjoy those big colorful bulbs without the danger of actually plugging those bad boys in! They’re pretty even without the addition of electricity to the mix!
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