I can’t say no to a bargain. When I saw these Christmas light necklaces on sale for £1.50 in January, I picked up a couple straight away.
They were fun but they weren’t that nice really. The wire was a really bright green that clashed with the other colours and when I tried to switch them on, half of the bulbs didn’t light up! But the shape was good – like the retro Christmas lights in all my favourite festive movies – and I knew I could make them beautiful.
You Will Need
2 Christmas light necklaces
Some skinny tinsel
Gold spray paint
Spray sealant (optional)
Different coloured paints
- Take the bulbs apart
- Remove the wire
- Spray the ‘cups’ gold
- Lay the bulb halves flat side down
- Paint the bulbs – they may require a couple of coats
- Allow to dry completely
- Clip the bulb halves back together
- Spray with sealant (optional)
- Lay the tinsel in a bulb cup and click the bulb back into it
- Continue to attach the bulbs leaving the same distance between each one
I used a selection of paints I had left over from other projects. The coral is Valspar, the blue is Wilkinson’s and the green and dusky pink are Frenchic.
I LOVE how these turned out. They look absolutely gorgeous in Dorothy’s room and I’m going to make lots more!
Love Rachel ❤