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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

DIY Cardboard Christmas Lights Organizer

Don't throw away those Christmas boxes just yet.  You can tear down a couple and turn them into inexpensive Christmas lights organizers.   

  • Scissors
  • Pen or Marker
  • Rectangles cut from cardboard boxes
Fig. A

Fig. B

Fig. C

  1. Use the scissors to cut the box along the creases.  You should end up with several rectangular pieces.
  2. Then use the scissors to make about of 1 inch long cuts at points 1 and 2 (See Fig A).
  3. Then insert one end of the wire in slot 1 (See Fig B).  Then start wrapping the Christmas lights around the cardboard working yourself from left to right.  Make sure you leave about 2 inches of space from the edge (See point 3 in Fig A).
  4. After you are done hook the end in point 2 (See Fig A). 
  5. Now label point number 2 with "Unwind Starting Here" and at point 4 you can label the Christmas light description.  For example, "Christmas Tree Lights, 1 of 2."
  6. Store lights away in a container for next year!


Anonymous said...

Oh my god... wow.l.. I hardly ever leave a negative comment, but this is just too dang much... I hope you know that this is the most unimaginative and brainless thing I've seen in a long time and it is actually supposed to be informative! "Wrap your lights around something.." GENIUS!!! THANKS MAN!!! SORRY... BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT THIS WAS URGH-A-DER_ licious/urgh-a-duh_tastic when you posted it. again... sorry...

Lina said...

To Anonymous -
I RARELy respond to negative comments; However, the fact that you took the time to write a negative comment about the content that another person took the time to create to HELP others, shows that YOU are a negative person and your negativity is not appreciated nor welcome. Just because you do not find this particular post helpful, does not mean that others do not. I am sure there are plenty of things that you would consider helpful that others would consdier a "URGH-A-DER..." moment for others. So again, do us and the world a favor by keeping your negative, unproductive thoughts to yourself.

Anonymous said...

As primitive as this DYI organizer may be, the idea of using the cardboard didn't dawn on me. I was cringing at the thought of spending $100 to buy a plastic organizer online for all of my lights, so I'm super thrilled that I won't have to spend a single penny on something I'd use only twice a year.