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Christmas Craft: Colored Lights

Colored Lights

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

These unbreakable bulbs are so simple to craft, you can string together a whole strand in a flash.


  • Scrap paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft foam
  • Black 3/4-inch binder clips
  • Black satin cording


Colored Lights - Step 1

1. For a pattern, cut a Christmas-bulb shape from scrap paper. Trace it onto craft foam and then cut out the foam bulbs.

Colored Lights Step 2

2. Attach a binder clip to the base of each bulb and remove the silver handles by pinching the sides together and sliding them out of their grooves.

Colored Lights Step 3

3. For individual ornaments, thread a 10-inch length of black cording through the clip and tie a double knot just above it. Then knot the ends to create a loop for hanging. For a string of lights, use a long piece of cording and tie on one bulb at a time.