Did you know it’s possible to make your own custom Christmas light strings? And what’s more, they won’t cost you a lot of money to make. In this post, I will show you how to make your own.
Custom Christmas light strings are a cheap and fun way to get into making your own Christmas decorations, and will help you create something truly unique. You might have noticed that a lot of Christmas-themed art ornaments look like something you could build yourself. That’s because custom light strings are certainly possible to do at home!
This year I want to get a little creative with the Christmas decorations. I want to get a string of lights from a store and then decorate them myself. It’s a good way to have a little more control over the look!
I found a pack of Christmas lights at a big box store and then picked out a bunch of Christmas ornaments from a Christmas store to decorate them. I took a couple of wires, hooked them together, and then taped them onto the lights.
I found a couple of pieces of fabric for the outside, used some tape to attach them, and then put on some ribbon. It is so much fun to decorate the lights with just the right ornaments, making it just how I want it. I think this is going to be my favorite Christmas decoration!
How To Make Custom Christmas Light Strings
Try hanging your own string of Christmas lights with some help from duct tape.
1) Push the last light buffer onto the top of the string.
2) Take a piece of duct tape and stretch it between the back of the last light buffer and the Christmas lights.
3) Take tape and press it onto the top of the space created between the bulb and the light buffer before taping it around the string.
Step by Step
Step 1) Push the last light buffer onto the top of the string.
Step 2) Take a piece of duct tape and stretch it between the back of the last light buffer and the Christmas lights.
Step 3) Take tape and press it onto the top of the space created between the bulb and the light buffer before taping it around the string.
Want to know how to make custom Christmas light strings?
Customizing your Christmas lights is a fun way to personalize your holiday decorations, and it’s surprisingly easy to do. Here’s a simple tutorial that will show you how to make custom Christmas light strings from existing sets of Christmas lights.
If you have a strand of lights that uses the screw-in type of bulbs, it’s easy to make custom light strings with your own bulbs. Simply use an extension cord, cut the end off and strip the wires so you can attach your string of lights to the end.
Tear some plastic off the end of the extension cord so you can slide it onto the wire for a screw-in bulb. Then cover the plastic with some tape so it doesn’t interfere with screws in your bulb.
Slide this into one of your screw-in light bulbs and then close the bulb onto the wire from your extension cord. Repeat this process for each bulb in your strand and then plug it in!
If you are trying to create a special effect by having colored lights that flash on and off, you might want to create a loop of string lights (a circle) with your extension cord instead of a straight line.
This way you’ll have less chance of accidentally disconnecting one or more bulbs when moving them around to get your desired pattern before plugging them in.
Screw in adapter
This is the least expensive option that I’ll be talking about today. This approach involves buying a couple of toggle light switches. These are the type of light switch that has two positions – On and Off. You can buy these at Lowe’s or Home Depot for about $2 each.
These will replace the regular light switch you would use for a normal string of lights and then you can run a string of lights through them. This is a great option if you have a small number of lights (say less than 10).
The downside is that this method doesn’t give you any additional control over the lights themselves.
This year was no different, except that this time I decided to take matters into my own hands and make some custom Christmas light strings of my own! It’s easier than you think, takes less time than you might expect and can save you a ton of money on lights over the years!
Happy New Year 2022 🙂