Hey everyone! Welcome to the latest DIY. When I come up with DIY ideas, I get a little inspiration from Pinterest, but I really come up with it by walking around A.C. Moore. With a Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee in hand and crafty mindset, I’m ready to go. I seriously could spend hours in A.C. Moore – it’s dangerous! I always wander around the store looking at everything like 3 times before I decide what to do. So 30 minutes into pacing around the store (which is a quick trip for me) I decided to turn some plain string lights into super cute pineapples!
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This Pineapple String Light DIY is the perfect summer craft. They are perfect to put on your patio to add a little light! You could make this for graduation party decorations, summer pool parties, or barbecues. There is so much you can do with these cute lights. I made them to brighten up my apartment! There is so much personality in the little pineapples.
Lets get into it!
To start you will need:
- Rattan string lights – I got mine from A.C. Moore, but the ones I linked from Amazon come with 30 bulbs instead of 10 and they are battery powered so you don’t have to worry about hanging them by an outlet
- A hot glue gun
- A paintbrush
- A sharpie
- Green felt
Start by mixing your yellow and white paint. You’ll need a lot to cover all the casings of the bulbs. I pulled the casing off of the string lights to make it easier to paint. This way you won’t get any paint on the bulbs or string of the lights.
This part is especially messy, but it’s fun!
While that is drying, we’re going to make the crowns for the pineapples with the felt. I used a sharpie to outline where I was going to cut. I drew the outline out about 2-3 inches because you’re going to roll it up to give it dimension.
I wrapped the pieces of felt around my pointer finger and then hot glued it into place. This makes it so they have dimension and you are able to put the bulb back through (you’ll see what I mean later).
Now that you have your felt crowns and yellow pineapple casings you’re going to hot glue the crown to the top. This part is important! You want to hot glue the felt crown on around a hole to put the bulb back through. As you can see on the two that are attached to the string the wiring comes out the top. This is so the pineapples aren’t upside down! After they are dry you are going to attach them back to the string lights.
And there you have it! Your own DIY pineapple string lights!
I hope you try making these super cute lights. I love them so much! It’s an inexpensive and fun DIY to try out.
What a cute idea!! So simple too. About how long did it take for the paint to completely dry? Overnight? I love this, thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much! It took about 2-3 hours to dry.