Thursday, December 22, 2011

Do you have too many white Christmas lights?

Today's DIY is super simple.  We always seems to have a ton of white strands of Christmas lights.  So this year rather than buying new Christmas lights, I refreshed my white lights.  Hope you enjoy!

- White Christmas lights
- Green spray paint
- drop cloth
- rubber or disposable gloves
(if you want lights ANY color)
- Styrofoam cube/block 

It's best to do this project outside for best ventilation.  If you are using green spray paint, the first thing you'll want to do is lay down your drop cloth, then your white Christmas lights.  Put on your gloves.  After shaking your spray paint can and removing the cap, start spraying the individual lights.  I suggest testing a couple and then plugging them in to see how they look.  If you'd like a neater look or would like to use a different color, remove your white lights from their plugs, then gently stick them into a styrofoam cube/block.  Then you can spray your lights any color.  You may need to do two coats or turn your lights to get a complete coat on them.  
The color I used is called Jade.

You can see a burnt out light in this photo. Helps give you an idea of how dark the lights look when they are off.  

Here you can compare the white lights and the Jade lights.  I think it came out nicely.  

My cat playing.  Her name is Cricket.