I got a chance to got to Michael’s tonight to use the gift card my wonderful sisters got me for Christmas & we scored some pretty nice deals.
One thing I knew I wanted to stock up on now that Christmas is over were some Christmas lights from the post-Christmas sales. Originally $4.99, I bought 3 packs of 21 foot white lights for around $2.50 each, even though they were 30% off. I’m a fan of that kind of math when it works in my favor! I also bought 2 packs of the same lights in blue to hang outside our house next Christmas. My other wedding related purchase was an awesome deal as well… Beautiful shimmery card stock that rand up for $12.99 each, but that I managed to get for $2.50 each. Whoo hooo! I’m going to use that along with the new printer Jason bought me for my birthday for more wedding crafting in the future.
I first saw the project I started tonight on Pinterest a few months ago. I immediately bought small rolls of tulle off eBay to hold on to as soon as I came across this idea… Fun fact: you can buy the same rolls of tulle at craft stores or the craft section at Meijer or Walmart, no need to have it shipped from China through eBay. It costs the same weirdly enough, even with shipping, but running up the street is much easier than ordering something from the other side of the world.
Armed with tulle & strands of Christmas lights, I started my project… Cutting squares of the tulle in alternating colors & tying it on to the lights. I tied each square right against the light itself & love how this turned out. This was an easy, mindless task to complete while watching some tv. So far I’ve completed one 21 foot strand, so only two more to go! I plan on hanging these along the loft area’s railing as well as along the stair railing.