With Halloween behind us, it’s time to shift our focus to Christmas decorations. This year, a captivating DIY project has taken center stage: crafting oversized Christmas lights.
Originally conceived by @HandmadeByTN, this project transforms simple materials and old outdoor lights into charming, larger-than-life Christmas decorations.
We’ve adapted the steps from HandmadeByTN and TikToker @GeekRoomGift to simplify the process. Get ready for a festive DIY project!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
To kickstart your DIY project, make sure you have all the necessary materials ready. Here’s your checklist:
- Several 2-liter soda bottles
- Acrylic paint in various colors
- A strand of large-bulbed Christmas lights (suitable for outdoor use)
- Several small green plastic planters
- Two pieces of green foam piping
- Scissors or a serrated knife
- One paintbrush
- A hot glue gun
Tip: You’ll require one soda bottle and one planter for each bulb on the Christmas light strand. Make sure the planters have the same diameter as the soda bottles, and the green foam piping pieces should match the length of the light strand.
Step 2: Assemble Your Workspace
Find a suitable workspace and lay out your materials for easy access. Make sure you have a clear and organized area to begin your crafting adventure.
Step 3: Craft the Light Bulbs
Let’s start by crafting the “light bulbs.” Follow these sub-steps:
- Use scissors or a knife to cut off the tops of each soda bottle, just below the caps.
- Paint the soda bottles in your preferred colors and allow them to dry.
Step 4: Connect the Light Bulb Bases
Now, let’s connect the “light bulb” bases to the planters. Here’s how:
- After the painted soda bottles are dry, remove the actual light bulbs from the large-bulbed Christmas light strand.
- Cut holes in the bottom of the planters to match the size of the base of the large bulbs.
- Thread a Christmas light through the bottom of a planter, securing it by twisting the large light bulb back on. Repeat this process for all the Christmas lights and planters.
Watch The Video Here:
@geekroomgift DIY Giant Christmas Lights#gift #christmas ♬ original sound – GeekRoom Gift
Step 5: Finish Your Giant Christmas Lights
It’s time to give your giant Christmas lights their final touches. Follow these steps:
- Connect the soda bottle “light bulbs” to the planter bulb bases using a ring of hot glue on the inside of the planters.
- Cut a straight line down one piece of green foam piping, and thread the original Christmas light strand into it, keeping it hidden.
- Twist the other piece of green foam piping around the first one to create the twisted wire effect of a real Christmas light strand. Secure the ends with hot glue.
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Step 6: Decorate with Your DIY Giant Christmas Lights
Now that your giant Christmas lights are ready, it’s time to decorate your space and spread holiday cheer. Here are some decorating options:
- Hang them in a tree outside, as demonstrated by GeekRoomGift.
- Use them to adorn your porch railing, stairs, or mantel.
- If you’re feeling especially festive, wrap them around yourself, just like HandmadeByTN. Remember to use battery-powered lights if you choose this option to avoid being tethered to an electrical outlet.
With these easy-to-follow steps, you’ll have your own fantastic giant Christmas lights in no time. Enjoy the holiday season with your unique and creative decorations!