DIY Fringe String Lights

So, I compromised on my Must Post Halloween Projects Now desire. A DIY in Halloween colors but one that could be adapted for any and every party: DIY fringe string lights! Oh, if only I could tell you how long I’ve been wanting to do this. It’s so simple and, yes, removable so you can switch it out for any holiday, birthday or other bash you may be throwing. Nothing like pulling those Christmas lights out of storage before December rolls around, right? First up, Halloween!

DIY Fringe String Lights | Studio DIY

DIY Fringe String Lights | Studio DIY

DIY Fringe String Lights | Studio DIY

Supply List:

LED String Lights (These don’t get as hot, see note at the bottom!)
Crepe paper folds or crepe paper streamers (I much prefer the crepe paper folds to streamers for this project, but either will work!)
Glue Dots

To Make:

If using crepe paper folds, cut strips off the bottom about 2″ wide. Fringe the entire thing. If using streamers, fold over several times and fringe away! Cut your long fringed piece into 5″ sections. Place a glue dot on each end of the uncut side of your sections. Place one dot onto the green part of the light (Insert proper name here) and wrap around and around, securing at tightly at the end with your other glue dot. Fluff your fringe.

DIY Fringe String Lights | Studio DIY DIY Fringe String Lights | Studio DIY

Plug in and partay!

DIY Fringe String Lights | Studio DIY DIY Fringe String Lights | Studio DIY

DIY Fringe String Lights | Studio DIY

DIY Fringe String Lights | Studio DIY

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**IMPORTANT! A note about fire: If you read this and are like me, you may be thinking, “Are you nuts?” You’re gluing paper to a fire hazard? Why yes, yes I am. And I’m sure my mom is already dialing my number to discuss this danger. But listen, these lights are not meant to be left on for extended periods time or to be left on unattended. Please do not use these in your child’s bedroom or any other permanent place. They are solely for parties, supervised during and turned off after! Luckily the LED lights don’t even get as hot as the originals, but it’s better to be safe than sorry nonetheless! So please promise me you’ll use precautions!? Thanks ladies and gents!***

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21 responses to “DIY Fringe String Lights”

  1. Super cute! And how freakin’ adorable is that gif?!

  2. Ok, Kel. Fo’ realz. This is wonderful and completely satisfies my need for Halloween projects in August and September. Great work! And it’s totally customizable. You rock!

  3. I love this! It’s so fun and it’s awesome that it’s so easy to change for any holiday or occasion :)

  4. so cute. your gif totally caught me off guard too! BAM!

  5. These are adorable! And I love your safety note. So cute :)

  6. These are great! Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. So cute…when I first read that they were LED light…my thought was that I do not like that kind of light, but the fringe seemed to soften that…then I read your note at the bottom…who knew…I had no idea that the led lights do not get as warm…good to know. I love your photography too!

  8. You are a genius! I love projects that are so easy and quick I can do them too! Yay!!

  9. Super quick and fun decorating idea – I definitely want to try this out! Love the safety note at the end. :)

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