Give a New Look To Simple StringsHello all you lovely readers out there…. Happy Dhanteras to you all! *hugs* So, what have you bought today? Am sure until now, you must have finished with all the cleaning, preparing for snacks, shopping dresses, refreshing home etc. etc….have you bought those twinkling lights yet???
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Am asking it because… if you haven’t bought any new lights, here I am to the rescue. Yeah…in this post I’ll share an idea on how to transform your old lights to a completely new look. Wonder how?
Take a look at the tutorial steps and everything you need for making this “revamped string lights”. BTW, you can also try this idea with your new ones as well, in case you aren’t satisfied with it. I use both my old and new strings….
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This is the Final LookDid you see the image right below? Without referring to the other pictures below, can you make a guess on how I did this? Ah…ah…no cheating!!!
Here is an image for you to see the difference between the old and revamped look, which looks like a flower.
Actually, I had dozens of doilies left with me after I made this bowl and I was thinking of using it again in making some crafts and YES, am satisfied with what I did!
Okay, so here it is. I gave this new look to my Diwali lights with paper doilies! Isn’t it a cool idea? Learn how to do it….I bet you will love this easy and effortless DIY….want to give *hugs* to me? Here I am!
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Before we get down to real task, here are the basic details about today’s diy:
Total Cost: Approximately Rs. 120/ – (depending on the lights you buy, I bought one for Rs. 95/-)
Total Time Taken: 1 hour (for two strings)
Is it Difficult: Nay!
Equipment: Paper doilies, string lights, cellophane tape/glue
Availability of the materials: Common craft items available in local markets.
I bought a new light for Rs. 95 and had an old one at home.
Few Things You’ll Need:
4A pair of scissor
Steps Involved:I won’t write much today because there’s nothing much to explain…all I’ll do is…let the images do the talking.
Step 1. Cut the Paper DoiliesCut the doilies as shown in the 4-step image below.
Step 2. Make Cones and Stick itTry giving it a shape of a cone (flower) and use cellophane tape to fix it. You can also use glue or even stapler to make it stay together.
Step 3. Turn on the Lights!Yeah…the doilies worked so well. Hi-5…
And….ta da…. presenting one more image where you can clearly make out the difference between the simple and the DIY’ed lights. I took this picture while I was half done making the flower cones. How does it look?
It does look good when the lights are turned off as well.
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So…how are you feeling after transforming your fairy lights? Wonderful, isn’t it? Well, am happy for two reasons, the first reason is; success of this post and the most important one is…am going to my home tomorrow…wuhuuu….finally…after a long time I’ll see my parents… *feeling blessed*
ah..feels like revisiting heaven. Hey that doesn’t mean I’ll be offline eh. Will be back to see your response on this post and yes, do let me know if you too tried it like me.
That’s all for today! Happy Dhanteras and have a safe Diwali