3 Ways to Re-purpose Your ‘String of Lights’ Dies!

Hello crafters!

I’m super excited to share this post with you today! I love finding new ways to use the products I already have. It saves money and really makes me feel like I’m getting good use out of my stash.

The Lawn Fawn ‘String of Lights’ dies are adorable for making Christmas lights, but I saw more. The swirl string is so adorable and there’s nothing about it that says ‘just for Christmas’. It can be used for many projects!

The bulbs are a great shape as well! There are 6 bulbs included in the set, however some of them aren’t great for re-purposing. 3 of them contain a small slit, intended to be shine on the bulbs. The other 3 do not contain that small cut, so they’re great for using for ‘non-light bulb’ cuts.

Here’s what I’ve created and a few quick tips for creating them for yourself:

The butterflies:

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I started by using the 2 largest bulb dies. I cut out a bunch of them in different coloured papers. I trimmed off the end of the bulb.

I layered them and adhered them together to make the wings. I also die cut some of the strings to add movement to the butterflies.

The Easter card:

This one doesn’t need much explaining. I simply die cut the largest bulb out of light blue cardstock and splattered it with brown paint for a robins egg effect.

I used 2 of the loopy strings for borders along the top and bottom, and used foam squares to make the eggs pop off the card a bit.

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The flowers:

These were a bit more complicated than the Easter card.

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For the yellow card, I die cut the 3 bulbs out of 3 different shades of yellow. I trimmed off the end of the bulb once again.

I layered the yellow bulbs on top of each other and placed a small foam square under the top 2 layers to make them pop a bit. I used a large silver rhinestone for the center.

For the blue and purple flower, I used the smallest size die for the center and the medium-sized one for the outside petals.

The pink flower was the medium sized bulb die, and I ran a pink marker around the edge of the petals so they wouldn’t blend in together too much.

I loved coming up with ways to use this die set aside from Christmas cards. I’m sure there will be more ideas coming soon, but for now, I wanted to get this post up and out to inspire you to use your String of Lights dies!

Click below to share these ideas on Pinterest!

melissa-ann

 

 

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