No really, this is so easy that I am almost embarassed to post it! Have you seen these uber cute grapvine ball lights at Target? I am sure there is similar stuff elsewhere, but I think they have been at Target for a few years and I have always wanted them. So we went to Target yesterday and they were on sale for $10 a package, and since we just purchased a new patio set, I HAD TO HAVE THEM. So we bought two.
And so, we get home, put up our new pation umbrella, and I want to hang the string of lights around the edge of the umbrella...aaannnddd, the two strands of lights (10 lights on each) only get about halfway around the umbrella. Then I am thinking, "am I seriously going to spend $40 on these dumb lights?! I could have made these for half the cost!" And so, since I was not that brilliant, let me share with you the easiness of making these for yourself.
Step one: Get a strand of white lights (if you have a house you most likely have some Christmas lights you can use!), we'd probably have to use a strand of 50 lights, but maybe you need 100 lights. Anyways, I found a 50 light strand online as low as $5.
Step two: Buy some grapevine balls. I am pretty sure I have seen them at lots of stores, including Michaels - not sure how much they are - however, I found some online for 49 cents each.
Step three: Do a happy dance because your strand of lights and your pretty grapevine balls probably only cost you $25, and you would have spend $50 at Target if you'd just bought the premade light strands. Plus, PLUS!!! You have one light strand which is WAY less of a headache than putting 4 or 5 light strands together (such. a. pain.).
You can thank me in baked goods or coffee, kthnx.