Add light to ANY party, event or even a door or mantel with DIY Dixie Cup String Party Lights. You can use any paper and it’s such a cute way to celebrate!
Don’t you love making a cute project that brightens up your home? These DIY Dixie Cup String Party Lights are so bright and happy! Make some to liven up a Spring party, use on your mantel this Summer, lighten up your porch or use in a kids room. There are so many possibilities!
My friend Brenda at Pebbles in My Pocket created lights like these for our Pebbles booth in January and as soon as I saw them I was in love! I love the little scallops at the bottom. I used my new Patio Party line of papers – which are FULL of bright happy colors and pretty patterns. I think they are the perfect papers to use with this project! You can buy them through Brenda’s Pebbles in My Pocket store online. And they are on sale right now.
Here’s how to make DIY Dixie Cup String Party Lights:
Supplies DIY Dixie Cup String Party Lights:
Coordinating scrapbook paper (I used my new Pebbles Patio Party line)
(just download this file to your computer and use it with your craft cutting machine)
Adhesive or a glue gun
String Lights (I used these battery-operated ones)
Craft Cutting Machine (optional. If you want to make the scallop ones I used they are a shape through the Cricut online store. But if you don’t have a craft cutting machine, you can trace your cups onto the back of your scrapbook paper with a pencil and roll the dixie cup as you trace until you have a shape that will cover the cup. Then just cut it out!)
Directions DIY Dixie Cup String Party Lights:
Cut out the scallop cupcake liners on your craft cutting machine. Here is the link to the Scallop Cut File.
If you don’t have a craft cutting machine, you can trace your cups onto the back of your scrapbook paper with a pencil and roll the dixie cup as you trace until you have a shape that will cover the cup. Then just cut it out!
Cut an X into the bottom of each cup.
Turn each dixie cup over and cut a small X into the center of each cut cup with an xacto knife.
Cover the dixie cups with paper covers.
Put a dab of glue on the edge of the bottom of a cup, line up the edge of the paper cover and wrap it around the edge of the bottom of the cup until the back edge overlaps the front edge. Put a line of glue along the back edge of the wrapper and hold down until dry.
String the dixie cups onto the string lights.
If your cups fall off the string, just put a dap of glue or hot glue at the edge of the X and the lights to keep them attached.
Enjoy your new DIY Dixie Cup Party String Lights!
And I have the PERFECT thing that will look SO cute with your new dixie cup string lights, this spiffed up lightbox with paper flowers and a spray painted stand!
Seriously though, how CUTE are these together?? I want to throw a party JUST to show off these colorful projects I made!! You can get the paper for both of these projects here.
What projects are YOU working on for Spring?
Share them with ME in the comments!!!!
Have a beautiful day!
I am a designer with Pebbles Inc. and American Crafts. I love working with them and it’s a dream come true!!
I csn’t wait to make these on my cricut!
Also, I love the wood letterboard. Would you please share where you I can get one as well?
Hena Tayeb says
oh these are so lovely. thank you for sharing.
You are welcome! I hope you make some!
Windy Oglageo says
Love the project! How long does it take to get permission for the cut file? Thanks!!
Hi! You should be able to download it through Google Docs. What does it say when you try? Thanks!
Windy Oglageo says
It keeps saying I need permission. I clearly don’t know what I’m doing. 🙁
I emailed it to you. Let me know if it doesn’t come through and I will figure something else out!
Betsy Morris says
What did you type in to get this image for the scallop shape?
Let me check and I will give you a link and add it to the tutorial.
Here is a link to the scallop cover — https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cMeqNvsPd5Z0SrwDiWfFuulwCPxOUzju/view