Summer Decorating Ideas

How To Embellish Party Lights With Colorful Streamers

Take your basic patio lights up a notch with sheer ribbon embellishments. These pretty colors will blow in the summer breeze, making those nighttime BBQs much more festive.

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Materials Needed:

  • LED globe lights
  • five colors of sheer ribbon cut into 8" to 10" strips
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • 1/2"-wide elastic
  • hot glue gun
  • glue sticks

Measure and Cut Elastic

Measure the elastic around the base of one bulb on your LED light strand. It should wrap around and overlap 1/8". Use this piece as a pattern to cut enough elastic sections for each light bulb on the light string.

Glue Ribbon to Elastic Strips

Hot glue 5-7 strips of the sheer ribbon onto each elastic piece. Cover the whole strip of elastic with the ribbon pieces. Tip: Attach ribbon pieces in different lengths, or trim the ribbons after attaching to elastic.

Connect Ends of Elastic Strips

Turn the elastic over and put a small dot a hot glue on one end. Glue both sides of the elastic together, creating a circle. Repeat with remaining ribbon clusters.

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