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Recycling old fairy lights into exciting new ones!
I made these fairy lights as a house warming gift for my sister, they were red and black to match her kitchen (she has a small obsession with red!) but would look pretty in any colour.

They are really easy to make but take a bit of patience, so take your time. I think making 1 or 2 in an evening for a week or so is the best way (not all on a sunday in a rush like I did....).

To me, fairy lights arn't as exciting as they were when I was 15 so I think this is a great way to recycle old boring fairy lights into something new! I can't wait to see your versions :)

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  • How to make fairy lights. Fairy Lights - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your 'ingredients' together, saves searching round the house every 5 mins for the next thing.

    Admittedly I got my fairy lights from b+q in the sale. Take off the original decorations, mine had pink fluff with I cut off with scissors. This gives you a nice fresh start!

  • How to make fairy lights. Fairy Lights - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a flower and middle template from cereal box card.

  • How to make fairy lights. Fairy Lights - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the flower and middle out of the felt and glue the middle on. I wanted to sew mine on but got fed up with it moving, so I glued it on and then sewed round the middles edges to make it look neater.

  • How to make fairy lights. Fairy Lights - Step 4
    Step 4

    Decorate the flower however you like, for this one I used simple blanket stitch around the edge because the felt is quite exciting itself.

  • How to make fairy lights. Fairy Lights - Step 5
    Step 5

    For this one I used beads...

  • How to make fairy lights. Fairy Lights - Step 6
    Step 6

    For this one I used glitter glue...

  • How to make fairy lights. Fairy Lights - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once you have enough flowers for lights, decied what order you want them to go in (so not all the reds are together etc) and sew the flowers on. Lay the fairy lights on a table and then sew them on so all the flowers end up the right way.

  • How to make fairy lights. Fairy Lights - Step 8
    Step 8

    Ta daaaaa!! FINISHED! Well done :)

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Dorothy W.
Dorothy W. · Fairmont, Minnesota, US
cute,good instructions
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water and fire fairy
water and fire fairy · 8 projects
lool make sure they dont catch on fire hehe
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funnylolostar
funnylolostar
realyyyyyyy coolllllll
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Nathalie P.
Nathalie P. · 1 project
Thanks! Its the first project published so I'm glad at least 2 ppl like them! Yeah probably shouldn't leave them on when I got out haha, I used LED lights so they don't get too hot.
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Kitty
Kitty · Okotoks, Alberta, CA · 18 projects
Awesome! Wouldn't leave the house with these on though.. just incase.
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