Add a Jolly Touch to Your Holiday Décor With Santa String Lights

5 Materials
20 Minutes

There is nothing more Christmassy than Santa and today I am going to show you how you can easily include him in your holiday décor by making these adorable Santa Clause string lights. I have also included a bonus décor project, my darling Santa belt buckle ornaments. You can see more of my crazy creations here

Grab your supplies and let’s get started!

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Santa Clause string lights

Pick up some red solo cups. The mini version works perfectly for this project. 

Measuring black ribbon against diamond adhesive strip

1. Measure and cut the diamond adhesive wrap

Start by measuring the width of your ribbon against the diamond adhesive wrap.

Cutting strips of diamond adhesive

Cut three strips of the diamond wrap the width of the ribbon. 

Cutting squares out of diamond adhesive strips

Now take each strip and cut them down into squares. The number of squares you need will be determined by how many red cups you have.

Diamond adhesive strip cut into a miniature Santa belt buckle

Now, cut out the center of the squares to make them look like belt buckles. 

Measuring a piece of black ribbon around a mini solo cup

2. Measure and cut the ribbon 

After that, measure the black ribbon around the red solo cup and cut it to the appropriate length. 

Sticking the black ribbon to the cup

3. Stick the ribbon to the cup

Glue your black ribbon to the cup making sure to pull it tight all the way around.

Adhering the belt buckle to the black ribbon

4. Place the belt buckle on the ribbon

Peel off the diamond adhesive belt buckle and place it onto the red cup. You'll need to repeat this process for all of the cups. 

Using a utility knife to cut an X at the bottom of the cup

5. Cut an X at the bottom of the cup

Next, cut the bottoms of the cups with a utility knife in an X format. 

Christmas light ready to be pushed through the hole at the bottom of the cup

6. Push Christmas lights through the X

Take your Christmas lights and push them through the X that you cut out of the bottom of the cup.

Santa Clause string lights

7. Repeat

Repeat this for all of your lights.

Cutting diamond adhesive strip into small squares

Santa belt buckle ornaments

1. Cut the diamond adhesive wrap

The ornaments will be made in the same manner as the cups.

Start with the diamond adhesive wrap and cut little squares. 

Cutting out the center of the diamond adhesive strip

Once again, cut out the center to make another belt buckle. 

Measuring the amount of ribbon needed for wrapping around the ornament

2. Measure and cut the ribbon

Wrap the black ribbon around a white Christmas ball to measure the amount you need to cut. The black ribbon should fit snugly around the ball, but leave a little extra so that you have that overlap to glue both sides of the ribbon together.

A dot of hot glue on the bauble

3. Glue the ribbon to the ornament

Place a little dot of glue on your ornament. 

Gluing black ribbon to a Christmas ball

Wrap the ribbon around the ornament so it's nice and snug, and then add a little more glue to the back to hold it in place. 

Adhering Santa belt buckle on black ribbon

4. Stick the belt buckle to the ribbon

Once this is cooled, take your belt buckle square, peel it off and place it on the black ribbon. 

Santa belt buckle ornament

5. Repeat

Repeat this for all of your ornaments and then have fun decorating your tree.

Santa Clause string light and belt buckle ornaments on a Christmas tree

Easy Santa Clause string light tutorial

How adorable are these Santa Clause string lights and belt buckle ornaments? I hope this DIY inspires you to create your own decorations for your tree. 

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Happy holidays everyone!

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