Guest Blog: The Lovliest Day
I found this idea via Good Housekeeping for Halloween decor but thought this DIY would be perfect for weddings, showers, and especially, nurseries. It’s easy, fun and super cute so read on to find out how you too can make your own Dixie Cup Light Garland.
A pack of 100 Dixie Cups
scissors and an Exacto knife
scrapbook paper in desired colors
white Christmas lights (LED is best)
double sided tape
Cut apart a Dixie Cup and lay flat on a piece of paper. Carefully trace the outline of the cup and make your light ‘shade’ cover template. You may need a few trial runs to get it right!
Trace your template onto your scrapbook paper (making approximately 30 - 50 light ‘shade’ covers like I am holding in the one photo) and cut them out.
Using your Exacto knife, make an X shape slit in the bottoms of the Dixie cups. Pop in each individual bulb until each light is covered with a shade.
Plug in and voila! A gorgeous DIY light garland! Be sure to keep an eye on the garland when it’s plugged in if you are NOT using LED lights; they will get hot!
All photos by Jenna McKenzie Photography