I absolutely love Christmas lights. My favorite ones to put on my tree are the rainbow colored ones (as a kid they reminded me of the cherry candy canes, yum!). Let me be clear, I don’t leave my Christmas lights up all year! But I love the ambience that those tiny twinkling lights bring, and I refuse to believe they are only for winter holidays. Sipping drinks in the warm backyard while the kids play is one of my favorite summer pastimes and these Crochet Star Flower Lights make the perfect decor to our back porch.
CROCHET STAR FLOWER LIGHTS
What you need: (affiliate links)
–Small strand of White Christmas lights (be sure to check your local thrift shop or the dollar store)
-20 Crochet Mini Stars (get the pattern here)
-Yarn of your choice (I suggest Dishie Cotton)
–Hook of your choice (nothing tiny, but nothing too bulky, think G-J)
–Hot Glue Gun
Begin by making your mini stars. You will need one for each light on your strand. You can use any pattern you want, but I used my Mini Stars pattern and they worked perfectly. Try to make your first chain slightly loose, so you can push the light through the hole when you are done.
Once your stars are completed, assemble them by using the lights through the hole in the middle of each star. Orient the star on the light so the right-sides of your stitches are facing down, then when the flower curves up, the right-sides will be on the outside. Make sure you push it down far enough that the flowers are touching the green part of the light and not the glass bulb. Place a dab of hot glue to secure the flowers in place. Repeat for each light/flower.
**According to Mythbusters, Christmas lights are not a fire hazard and do not get warm enough to cause a fire. That being said, please exercise caution and common sense, do not leave your lights on for extended periods of time unattended. **
Pretty simple, right? And it’s the perfect weekend project!
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Originally post at Pink When.