I need more light!
My husband used to be a “not until December” Christmas decorator until I provided a lightbulb moment (pun intended). At this time of year, bringing light into our home helps us fight the urge to “power-down”. And so, I made this-
To make one for yourself, you’ll need:
Battery operated String lights (mine are a metal string with the lights woven in, so they don’t stick out).
Print-out of the shape you want (you could draw directly onto the wood)
- Pop the print-out in place on your wood (or draw directly onto the wood), simple shapes work best.
- Drill a hole and feed the lights through (this avoids the cable leading down to your pattern- you can see the non-drilled option in my version).
- Hammer your nails in at the points where the outline changes direction until you have your shape. You can now rip away the paper and recycle 🙂
- Wrap the end of the light string around the first nail a few times to hold it in place.
- Go point to point, wrapping the string around the nail once to hold in place.
- Repeat until you reach the end of the string.
- Wrap the string around the last nail a few times and weave any spare string into a nearby outline.
- Switch on and enjoy your Christmas light! (To save battery life, never leave the lights on whilst unattended. I find the batteries on these type of lights don’t last long otherwise).