DIY shuttlecock lights garland

DIY shuttlecock lights garland - Kittenhood

Have you ever noticed how badminton shuttlecocks look like little lamps? As soon as I found this resemblance, I knew what I wanted to turn mine into: a lights garland! Taken away from their usual (often tacky) Christmas context, lights garlands are wonderful for backyard parties and even to decorate the house. This project takes about half an hour of your time, and minimal supplies:

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What you need:

  • lights garland (preferably white)
  • cheap badminton shuttlecocks (the same number as the lights in the garland)
  • sharp tool

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How to:

Start by taking off the soft cap of a shuttlecock. Make a whole through the top of the shuttlecock skirt, and pass a light through it. Place the soft cap back, and continue with the next shuttlecock. When each light has its own cover, your garland is done!

I like how the textured shadow on the wall looks like, and how the different colors project colorful light. What do you think?

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18 thoughts on “DIY shuttlecock lights garland

  1. I never seen a rainbow coloured shuttlecock! Where did you get them? I love how the light passed through the shuttlecocks to create intricate shadow. It’s so pretty. This is a an amazing project!

    • Happy you like it! I found the coloured shuttlecocks in a cheap convenience store, and they came in a 6 piece set. You could also try Chinese/dollar stores and even the supermarket.

  2. This is such a fun upcycled idea, pinned :) I’d love it if you shared this over at The Makers link party going on at my blog right now, UpcycledTreasures.com. Hope to see you there and have a great day!

    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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