How to Make a DIY Fairy Light Tree With String Lights

9 Materials
$50
5 Hours
Medium

Many of us wish we could have outdoor lights glowing year-round; sadly, knotted electric cords and high energy bills hold us back. Thankfully, technology has advanced. Today, I’d like to share how I made a DIY fairy light tree with Starbright’s solar-powered string lights that could stay on year-round. Having solar-powered lights eliminates the need for long electric cords. This project was sponsored by Starbright.


This 5-foot fairy light tree is the perfect size to stand on your covered patio/porch surrounded by greenery or flowers. Making your own fairy tree is only one example of how you could use solar-powered lights. There are many other creative ways to use them from Brightology.


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For more info and pictures visit my website at DIY Fairy Light Tree. You could also see my other project here.

Step 1 – Find a Tree Twig

Step 2 – Trim Unnecessary Branches

Step 3 – Wrap the Branches with Aluminum Foil 

Step 4 – Cut Boards for the Base

Step 5 – Drill a Hole for the Spike and Cut the Angle

Step 6 – Assemble the Base

Step 7 – Paint the Base

Step 8 – Attach Tree Branch to the Base

Step 9 – Attach Solar Panel to the Base

Step 10 – Wrap the Wire with Lights Around the Tree 

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  • Von Von on Apr 19, 2021

    I love this idea 💡.Think of all the money you can save.. no more buying the expensive lights from ??? I will use this idea inside with fairy lights on a timer.

  • Mary Ann Mary Ann on Apr 19, 2021

    Could I put foil on part of a live tree or would it kill the tree?

  • Linda Linda on Apr 20, 2021

    So, how and when do you attach the fairy lights to the solar panel?

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  • Leslie Leslie on Apr 26, 2021

    I did something similar only instead of a wood base I put the tree in a large garden pot with sand to secure it.

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