(Closed) String light backdrop (no curtains or fabric)?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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dearjohnbride :  I think the success of this idea depends on the backdrop to the backdrop. You need something plain or blank in the background or it can look very busy and messy.

Remember you can spray paint your black string lights if you want.

You can also tie loose knots in the strings like this rope backdrop

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

You can cover The strings with white gaff tape, it is very easy. Also more time effective than wrapping the light bulbs in masking tape so they do not get spray paint on them

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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dearjohnbride :  It’s very simple to pop out the light bulbs and stuff each hole wih a bit of a cotton ball to prevent getting paint on the metal connectors at the bottom. Hang them up outside somewhere so you can spray paint all sides at the same time.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I think you’re over thinking it. It’ll look lovely with a black string. Put it up for a look and post a picture and we will all tell you how lovely it looks. Not a single person will even notice that the wire was black. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I don’t think black will look bad/off at all. When you said black, I actually wished I would have thought about black strands instead of all of the white ones that I have accumulated lol. This couple used black and it looks awesome! 

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