Hey all! Where I live there really isn't much of a fall season, but being a born and bred New Yorker, I really miss those crisp few weeks. This year I decided to bring fall to me, and be able to enjoy the season even if it is only in my decor. I took a trip to the dollar store and found these lights for a great price! They were 5 bucks! They also looked like the perfect blank canvas to work with.
Fall String Lights
The apples will be used in another project!
First thing I did was lay down some newspaper. I planned to paint the baubles (is that what they are called?) so I knew I needed to protect the surface I was working on.
I decided to paint them gold. I used two shades of gold paint that I had on hand. I mixed the two together, applied the mix to some of the baubles, and the rest I painted one of the two.
I felt that the different shades would give it some character rather than just one solid gold coat.
Once they were all painted, I let them dry while I went on to the next step.
I then chose a fabric. I liked this one because it has a nice fall/burlap look and it also has bits of gold in it which matched the lights.
I then cut 5 strips of fabric. You should cut to a size that makes sense for the size of your lights. These will be hanging between the baubles.
I then tied the fabric pieces onto the string/wire between the baubles in slip knots.
I then hung them above my living room window. This is what they look like in the dark. How pretty! I love how cozy they make the room feel.
This is what they look during the day. I also hung a eucalyptus garland and put some pine cones and small logs at the top. I feel that slowly slowly the cozy fall vibes are coming together!