I am so excited to share this fun DIY Star Wars project with you. It wasn’t my original idea but one I found one Pinterest. Unfortunately, it was one of those image-only pins, without a link to an article or DIY blog post. So after I made them, I had to share the details of these awesome DIY Star Wars Christmas Lights with you. These are so easy to make, and perfect for any Star Wars fan.
I used a couple of sets of LED battery operated light strings I had stashed in my Christmas boxes. I think it’s important that the lights are LED so that they don’t get too hot but they certainly don’t need to be battery operated. Here’s a great set of clear LED lights that would work well for any color lightsaber lights you want to make. You could also go with a multicolor light set though
I made one set of green lightsaber lights, using green plastic straws and a string of clear LED lights. I also had a set of multicolor lights, and made a set of red, green and orange lightsabers that turned out really cute too.
DIY Star Wars Lightsaber Christmas Lights
Start by cutting your straws into lengths of about 2 inches (or however long you want your lightsabers to be). I found it easiest to prep the straws ahead of time, so I could create an assembly line process of the project. Slide one end of the straw over the light bulb. You can see our green straws fit well on the clear light strand. The straws were a little loose on the 2nd light set but, either way, the duct tape will secure the straws to each light.
You’ll want to start with a wider strip of black duct tape to form the lightsaber handle. Then layer a thinner strip of silver duct tape in the middle of the lightsaber handle. For any duct tape newbies out there, the key to easily cutting duct tape is to stick it to parchment paper first, it allows the scissors to cut through the duct tape without getting gummed up and then the duct will easily slide off the paper when you are ready to use it.
The process is a little time consuming but once you have your supplies set up and ready to go, it’s fairly easy. I am so excited about these Star Wars lightsaber lights, they are perfect for the holidays especially with the new movie just released! I am definitely not packing these away in the Christmas decorations.
These lights would have been perfect for our Star Wars Halloween party and could be used for any Star Wars themed birthday or movie watching party. They’d also be a fun addition to a Star Wars themed bedroom!