Hi and welcome to Drawn to DIY!
In case you missed it, I posted a 2-ingredient popsicle recipe last week.
Today, we're working with pineapples.
First off, this isn't a recipe post. Sorry if perhaps I misled you but hopefully you find these string lights real cute to forget about food for a bit!
I was in Target one time and I passed by the sale section. You know, that awesome little space where they sell $1-5 items you just can't leave the store without!? I found these battery-operated white grapevine string lights for only $3 and immediately thought I could use them for a neat DIY. Weeks later, I thought of the perfect project!
- Grapevine string lights (any color)
- Yellow spray paint
- Green felt
- Craft glue (I used E6000)
- Twist ties
- The set I bought had little zip ties to secure the string lights so I just cut them off.
- Detach all grapevine balls from the string lights.
- Spray paint the grapevine balls yellow. To save time, I placed them inside a box with foil so I could shake the box around, spray, shake, and spray. Let dry.
- Cut the green felt into 5 pieces of 6x2" rectangle sheets. Cut a rough zigzag pattern right down the middle vertically. This makes leaves for two "pineapples."
- Roll up the leaves and glue the edge along the way. Craft glue works best here because it holds very well and dries fast and clear. Glue each rolled-up leaves onto the grapevine balls. At this point, feel free to trim the leaves so it looks more like a pineapple.
- Cut twist ties into 3" strips. Since the set had ten lights, I cut 10 pieces.
- Use the twist ties to attach the string lights inside the pineapples and hold them in place.
There you go!
I actually searched pineapple string lights on google and apparently there are some products available in stores. They are usually made of plastic and go for around $20+. Luckily this adorable DIY version will only cost you $5!
Have you made plans for some outdoor gatherings this summer? What kind of decor do you usually use?