Thursday, July 31, 2008

So cute!

Flower Fairy Lights

Fairy lights can be enhanced with feathers, paper, cardboard cones or...egg carton cups! These recycled cardboard cups offer an unusual texture and soft colors that, with minimal skills, can be turned into a vine of light-emitting morning glory.

Save different colored egg cartons. With a pair of sturdy scissors, cut away excess cardboard surrounding the cup strips. Then cut out each separate cup. With shorter scissors, trim the edges of each cup to form flower petals.

Starting at the cup opening, make a short slit into each side of the cup. Then simply insert one LED bulb into each "flower". Using a one-hole paper punch, make decorative holes on the flowers. See photos for pattern ideas, or invent your own!

Hang your fairy lights in a dark area, over a mirror or above a bed for a cozy, warm effect.

Click here to find more great do it yourself ideas.

1 comment:

Whiney Momma said...

OMG, how cool and how pretty. I love stuff like this!