When 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.
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.
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?
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.
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!