How To Make Your Own LED Halloween Lights

diy-halloween-lights.png Halloween is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to get your Halloween decorations up.

Whether we’re talking about Christmas, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, or even the Superbowl, strings of LED lights are the foundation of any great decor!

Check out these 2 awesome ways to make your own custom LED Halloween lights…


DIY Halloween Light Project #1:

Be warned, instead of “project #1” we could just go ahead and call this one, “the hard one”.

Truthfully, it’s not that hard, you just need a basic knowledge of soldering. If that scares you, skip on down to the Project #2.

For this project you’ll make your own fully custom LED lights out of:

  • 5 feet of stranded wire (two wires twisted together)
  • 10x orange 5mm LEDs
  • Toggle switch
  • 3 volt battery pack
  • 2x AA batteries*
  • Coin cell for testing
  • Sharpie
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pliers
  • multimeter
  • Soldering iron
  • 10x ping pong balls
  • Hand drill

Be careful that the AA batteries do not exceed 2.5 amps. This could cause the LEDs to burn out. Test the batteries with the multimeter beforehand. Test the string after ever each LED is soldered with a coin cell.


DIY Halloween Light Project #2:

This project idea is MUCH easier, but still employs the use of ping pong balls. This is an idea that we’ve talked about before when suggesting it as a way to create some fun and cheap party lights.

To modify this project for Halloween, simply replace the regular old LED multi-color lights with Halloween colored LED lights and boom, you’re done.

What types of eco-friendly or DIY Halloween decorations are you rocking at your house this year?




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