DIY Rose Gold Holiday Lights

DIY your very own rose gold holiday lights // by gabriella - @gabivalladares DIY your very own rose gold holiday lights // by gabriella - @gabivalladaresWhen I stumbled upon Caitlin and Manda’s DIY, I knew I had to give it a try. They’re the cutest lights, right?! So here I present to you, my very own spray painted rose gold holiday lights.

I’m pretty fond of them, but they’re certainly not perfect.

DIY your very own rose gold holiday lights // by gabriella - @gabivalladares

I had rose gold spray paint lying around (obviously) and thought hey – I can do this, too! While I do like them and think they’re pretty nifty for the holiday season, spray painting them wasn’t as easy as I thought.

Like the ladies of The Merrythought instruct, I stuffed the sockets of the lights with paper towels, as to keep the connection safe from the paint. However, I didn’t have outdoor space.

So, what I did do was find a box (thanks to moving on Saturday) and spray painted in there. The issue that I didn’t think about was how many coats I’d need to get fully around the cord and sockets – again, because I was spray painting indoors. in a box.

DIY your very own rose gold holiday lights // by gabriella - @gabivalladares

The cord is a bit sticky and not fully covered, so there’s some green shining through. Oh well, it’s character. Right? Can I say that?

DIY your very own rose gold holiday lights // by gabriella - @gabivalladaresDIY your very own rose gold holiday lights // by gabriella - @gabivalladares

 

So, while this may be one of those infamous “holiday lights DIY” Pinterest fails, they’re still fun and I would encourage you to whip up your very own. Check out the full details on The Merrythought.

DIY your very own rose gold holiday lights // by gabriella - @gabivalladares

If you do, let me know how you make out! Hopefully better than me, at least.

ps. Did I forget to mention that right after I took these photos one of the bulbs shattered? Thank goodness for the extra bulb!

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Author: gabriella

Gabriella is a blogger, Director of Social Media in Boston, and City Manager for the BOS Lady Project. You’ll typically find her with an iced chai in one hand and a book in the other.

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