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    How To Turn Boring String Lights Into A Rainbow Extravaganza

    All it takes is Mod Podge, cheesecloth, and *imagination*.

    Melanie of the wonderful DIY blog You Are My Fave created this tutorial for us. She says: "I love the colorful bulb lights from La Case de cousin Paul but I don't make it to France as often as I would like to and high shipping fees aren't my jam. So I came up with a way to get the look with a few supplies that are easily accessible from anywhere."

    Step 1: Dye the cheesecloth in the colors of your choosing, following the directions on the package.

    Allow time to dry.

    Step 2: Cut cloth up into squares large enough to cover the bulb.

    Make sure to have enough squares for the amount of bulbs that are on your strand.

    Step 3: Untwist the bulbs from the strand. Take one and cover it entirely with Mod Podge using a foam brush.

    Step 4: Take a cloth square and place the bulb covered in glue near the middle.

    Step 5: Drape the cloth around the bulb and press down firmly to adhere. Trim the extra cloth.

    Step 6: Repeat steps 3 & 4 until each bulb is finished.

    Step 7: Let dry, and then twist the bulbs back into their sockets.

    I know you might be thinking, “Wait, isn’t this a fire hazard?” Fact is, the bulbs don’t reach high enough temperatures for the cloth to catch on fire. So try it out and bask in the rainbow-hued glow of your beautiful new string lights!

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