Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Silk Flower Party Lights

What a beautiful romantic idea this is and mostly free too if you know where to scrounge your supplies from. After all you can get those Cheap Christmas lights and use those. I get my silk flowers for crafting from a nearby graveyard (no I don't take them from the graves, thats always the first thing people assume). They let the sit on the graves for a while and then when they get a little bit faded or dirty they throw them into the garbage. I just go over to the garbage can and dig them back out again, ha ha.

This magnificent idea is from Martha Stewart.

These flowers look like the prettiest climbing vines. But they're not just sweet by day -- they're radiant by night. Despite their enchanted appearance, they are simply holiday lights covered with faux flowers (we chose flame-hued silk poppies).

Making this decoration doesn't require stitching, tape, or glue; all you need are silk flowers and a string of lights.

Silk-Flower Party Lights How-To
You'll need miniature holiday string lights for outdoor use, as well as silk poppies or other flowers (one for each bulb) with removable plastic stems and centers, available at crafts stores. Pull the heads off the stems, then use scissors to enlarge the hole to about 1/4 inch to fit over the base of each light. If your flowers have layers of petals -- as with a gardenia -- stack them onto the base from largest to smallest. Push the petals back, away from the bulb, so they don't touch it and overheat (for safety, be sure that each bulb is firmly connected to its base). Then hang the string of blooms just as you would any other decorative garland.

1 comment:

ford said...

I like the silk flower because its simply beautiful.

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