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Halloween is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to get your Halloween decorations up.
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 using these materials:
- 5 feet of stranded wire (2 wires twisted together)
- 10 orange 5mm LEDs
- Toggle switch
- 3-volt battery pack
- 2 AA batteries*
- Coin cell for testing
- Hot glue gun
- Soldering iron
- 10 ping pong balls
- Hand drill
Be careful that the AA batteries do not exceed 2.5 amps — which could cause the LEDs to burn out. Test the batteries with the multimeter beforehand. Test the string after 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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