Summer is in full swing and that means its time for the outdoor! To light up those magical evenings, create some fun customizable stand lights. Here we used vintage jello mold tins on our stand, but the same concept for creating these can be used with other dome shaped objects such as dixie cups, cupcake liners, or folded paper cubes. Whether your enjoying time on the front porch with friends or camping with the family, these cute stand lights will surely add a bit of life and light to the party!
Supplies for Vintage Mold Tin Strand Lights:
- set of strand lights (test to make sure they work before using)
- step drill bit
- spray paint
- painter’s tape
- vintage mold tins
1. Start by prepping the lights for paint. Here we used a small strand of lights that had plastic bulbs over the individual stand bulbs. We removed each of those and wrapped the light bulbs and plug with painters tape to prep for painting. You may use a regular stand of lights that doesn’t come with plastic bulb coverings so just go right to prepping.
2. Spray the strand of lights with spray paint in your desired color. If you decide to keep these outside all the time then go for an outdoor spray paint that will hold up against the elements.
3. While the lights are drying, drill holes in each of the mold tins with a step bit. Drill a hole just big enough to fit over the bulb and start of the plastic. If possible measure your drill bit against the lights and mark off at which step to stop drilling so that you don’t make the hole too big. When in doubt make the hole small, you can always make the hole larger but it’s hard to go smaller.
4. Insert each of the lights into the predrilled holes in the tins. If you have trouble fitting the tin on, drill the hole just a little larger to fit the light. Make sure the tins fit snuggly on the plastic holder of the light so that the tins don’t fall off when you move the strand around. Once you have all the lights on the project is complete! This little set would be prefect strung along a vintage camper!