I am so excited to share this fun DIY Star Wars project with you. It’s perfect for anyone that loves Star Wars and the holidays! Who’s ready to make your own set of DIY Star Wars Lightsaber lights!
DIY Lightsaber Christmas Tree Lights
I found this cool idea on Pinterest but unfortunately, it was one of those image-only pins. There were no instructions or a link to click through for details. So I decided to recreate them and show everyone how to make their own homemade lightsabers, albeit as a string of lightsaber Christmas lights.
Star Wars Lightsaber Lights
I think the most important thing to remember is to use LED light strings so that the bulbs don’t get too hot. I had a couple sets of LED battery operated light strings stashed in my Christmas boxes. You can also find them at discount or hardware stores during the holidays.
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.
You could also use multicolor lights if you like, it really depends on what color scheme you want. Green, blue, red, purple, any color you want to use will work!
Choosing a color based on your favorite Star Wars character would work too. Green or blue for Luke Skywalker, Red for Darth Vader,
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.
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.
DIY Star Wars Lightsaber Christmas Lights Supplies
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 or really any time of year. I’ve even made a set for my son’s room in blue and green!
These lights would have been perfect for our Star Wars Halloween party and could be used for any Star Wars themed birthday or baby shower.
This article was originally published 12/22/15
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