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Post #801605 by SassyPonyPants on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 2:55 PM

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I saw these great string lights at Michaels but they were battery powered... I hate dealing with batteries! So I decided to make my own.

I had plenty of 3/4" rope leftover, so I just needed lights. But I had a laundry list of requirements...

  • "Fairy light" style lights with the tiny bulbs adhered to tiny wires
  • RGB LED so I can change color and brightness
  • Works SmartLife app and/or Alexa. Both of these keep all of our lighting and wifi outlets in order
  • USB. Because I'm all out of outlets and my wifi power strip has 4 empty USB ports. I figured this was a stretch...

Wouldn't you know it, there were a whopping TWO products on Amazon that met my requirements. This one looked best.

So I got my glue gun out and started wrapping!

Ta-dah! I love the way these turned out. And I don't know if this is a defect or it's because of how the bulbs are at different angles, but in person some of them look orangey, some look yellowish, and some look greenish. It's actually a super cool effect.