Christmas Lights Upcycle

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DIY upcycle those old Christmas lights with a ball of yarn! Great for holidays, parties, or deck decor.

I found a bag of Christmas lights in the garage recently which the hubs had used to decorate his classroom this past year. Remembering that he likes to have string lights up, I thought it would be fun to upcycle the old lights to decorate for the 4th of July. (Why are we already talking about July?!? 2017, where are you going in such a hurry?)

It was a super easy project which just took a ball of yarn, a hook, and string lights. (PERFECT Netflix project!!!) If you want to add an extra pop of cute, you can whip up these little stars and hang them from the lights.

Happy 4th!

July Lights – Christmas Lights Upcycle


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Lily’s Sugar and Cream Nautical Twist or approx 150 yds medium weight yarn

Large Eye Tapestry Needle

Christmas lights

Super Difficult -Totally Advanced Pattern:

Join yarn to lights using a slip stitch. Single crochet along the length of the string of lights.

That’s it!

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One Comment

  1. Great idea!
    I’ll bet when finished the lights are easier to keep from getting tangled up! I always wondered what it would look like to Crochet the light cords, my idea was a popcorn and cranberry thought but I couldn’t think of how to make the popcorn then .

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