Light Up Thanksgiving! – Hiland Dairy

Light Up Thanksgiving!

Shed some light on your turkey day festivities this year. This adorable DIY string light will add a beautiful ambiance to your Thanksgiving decor and will become a highlight of your celebration.


  • 10 String lights (battery operated)
  • 10 Half-Pint Hiland Dairy Heavy Whipping Cream or Half and Half Cartons
  • Pair of scissors
  • Spray paint – Copper Hammered
  • Faux Autumn Leaves (Orange, red, yellow, gold)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ruler


  • Measure 4 inches from the top of each carton on all sides, and cut off the bottom.
  • Open up the spout of each carton.
  • In a well-ventilated area, spray paint to coat the entire inside and outside of each carton. Let them dry thoroughly.
  • When dry, insert a string light inside each container.
  • Glue the spout shut with a glue gun.
  • Create a fall foliage piece by gathering the ends and gluing twine around the bottom.
  • Glue each foliage piece to the front of each carton.
  • String on a hearth or a window frame or place in the center of your festive table. Happy Thanksgiving!

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