Spray Paint Christmas Lights

We always seems to have a ton of white strands of Christmas lights. I wanted to try something different so this year rather than buying new Christmas lights, I refreshed some of my white Christmas lights.


– White Christmas lights
– Spray paint
– Drop cloth
– Disposable gloves
– Styrofoam cube/block


It’s best to do this project outside for best ventilation.  If you are using green spray paint, the first thing you’ll want to do is lay down your drop cloth, then your white Christmas lights.  Put on your gloves.  After shaking your spray paint can and removing the cap, start spraying the individual lights.  I suggest testing a couple and then plugging them in to see how they look.  If you’d like a neater look or would like to use a different color, remove your white lights from their plugs, then gently stick them into a styrofoam cube/block.  Then you can spray your lights any color.  You may need to do two coats or turn your lights to get a complete coat on them.
Spray Paint Christmas Lights
The color I used is called Jade.
Spray Paint Christmas Lights
You can see a burnt out light in this photo. Helps give you an idea of how dark the lights look when they are off.
Spray Paint Christmas Lights
Here you can compare the white lights and the Jade lights.  I think it came out nicely.
Spray Paint Christmas Lights
This is a super easy DIY! What color would you spray the lights?