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How To Turn Boring String Lights Into A Rainbow Extravaganza

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

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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.

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.

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!

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!