DIY Solar Lighted Tied Garland

Hi everyone! Today I am going to share with you how to make this fun solar lighted garland. I am currently fixing up my back screened in porch and wanted to add a string of lights. Of course I wanted something kinda fun, and when I saw these sweet floral looking lights at Target last week, I knew they’d be perfect. I made a tied lighted garland back at Christmas time which you can see here. I love how that one turned out and I thought I could make another one with some of my vintage sheeting scraps and trims. This project is so much fun, and you only need a few supplies.

Here’s What You Need:

*Solar Decorative String Lights

*Vintage sheeting or fabric scraps

*Vintage trims or lace and ribbon scraps



This really could not get any easier. All you need to do is cut scraps for tying. I made my fabric scraps around 1″x8″ and my┬áribbons I cut to around 8″ long as well. Lay out your strand of lights. Fold a scrap strip in half, then slip the ends under the light wire. Now to make the knot, take the tails of the halved strip and bring them up and through the loop of the top encasing the wire. Now repeat tying the strips in between the lights until you have filled up your light strand. I tied around 4-5 strands in between each bulb.

Isn’t it sweet! I love the look of this garland, and I love that it is solar, so I don’t have to plug it in. You can change up the look of this garland just by the types of trims and fabrics as well as the look of the light strand that you use. So it is totally customizable! You could use these for an outdoor party, to decorate your porch for summer, or even string them up for light on your next camping trip. I hope some of you will give this one a try this summer. You’ll love it! I’ll be back next week with more fun summer diy projects. Until then….

Happy Crafting!

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2 Responses

  1. I love this! What a cute idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Very innovative idea he has used the DIY solar in an interesting way i would surely like to try this out!