DIY Modern Christmas Fairy Lights

By Rachael Smith of Penelope & Pip

I love walking along the street in our shopping district at Christmas as there are so many amazing Christmas displays in the windows. This year however, I’ve noticed there is not a lot of the traditional red, white and green colours schemes we are used to seeing in decorations for the holiday season.

This inspired me to create a modern take on the tree lights we usually hang, using hot pink and blue, instead of red and green, with a cool geometric pattern of course, to really bring some colourful festive cheer into our home, just like the gorgeous shop windows we love. This is a true five minute DIY which will transform your tree beautifully.

Lets get started with supplies …

• Fairy lights
• Assorted colourful scrap card/paper
• Geometric die cut paper or doily paper (similiar)
• Scissors
• Glue

Step 1: Cut your heart shapes out to your desired size. Mine were 5cm wide. You will need two sets – one set with your die cut paper and one with your pretty, coloured backing paper. Die cut paper can be found at scrapbooking or craft shops and is great because the pattern is already cut, ready to go.

Step 2: Glue around the top of one of your coloured paper hearts. Don’t glue in the middle as this is where you light will be placed. Place your light and hold in place ready to put the die cut heart on top.

Step 3: Place one of your die cut hearts on top and hold your backing paper to it for a few seconds to make sure it sticks. This method ensures you aren’t actually gluing your lights to the paper which means you can slip your hearts off to swap up your shapes next year.

Repeat these steps until you have all of your lights covered.

Place on your tree and enjoy a very modern and pretty Christmas!

Find more of Rachael on her blog.

  1. These are utterly adorable!! =) I love the hearts and the purple tree!!

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