Thanksgiving is officially over – let the Christmas Season begin! In my house that means taking down anything leaves/pumpkin/yellow/orange/brown and replacing it with everything pine/bulb/green/red/gold. So the de-falling has begun and the Christmastizing is here.
This year we are moving away from the teal/lime/silver of Christmas past and moving into the Red/Green/Gold of Christmas present. Who knows where I will go in Christmas Future… In order to really embrace this change of Christmas decor I decided to create these fun DIY Gold Bell Christmas Lights for the mantel.
They were SO easy to make! I took the little paper mache pots and added some white spray paint to the insides in order to reflect the light from my Christmas light strand:
Then I spray painted the outside of the pots with gold spray paint
After they dried, I took my exacto knife and cut an X into the bottom of the pots
I then used a wooden Carmel Apple stick I had laying around from our Apple Party to make a hole for the light, but a pencil could work really well too
I simply inserted one light into the bottom of each pot
And look how cool they look at night! The lights look like little recessed lights the way the paper mache pots focus the light down
This enitre project took me about 10 minutes of hands on time and 30 minutes drying time. So this is a quick and easy project you could do while the kids are napping… or the husband is napping, and have your Christmas decor completed quickly with some mini pots, spray paint, and a strand of lights. Happy decorating!
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