Thursday, November 24, 2011

Firefly Christmas Lights





Ideas for use:
Holiday decor
Photo props
Event decor (Baby shower, bridal shower, wedding)
Maybe on the Christmas tree? -garland & lights in one!

These are so easy to make!  I made the ivory strand for June's baptism luncheon & the "sea foam" strand to add a little twinkle to June's room for Christmas.       

Materials you'll need:

1 string of lights (I used 50 ct. white lights) 
2 yards of tulle (I used 2 yards, but it could take more depending on how ruffled & full you want them to be)
Lace (optional)

Cut squares of fabric & tie them along the wiring of the lights.  (Squares work better than strips for creating the ruffled look).  My squares were approx 7-8" & I tied one on each side of every bulb.

For the lace version (ivory, pictured above), I cut larger squares of tulle, but instead of tying the tulle to the wire, I tied the tulle to the wire with the lace.

22 comments:

  1. So pretty. Love how you take the most ordinary objects and make them special.

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  2. Very pretty light display...I especially love those vintage reindeer. I want them!!! Happy bloggin :)

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  3. Thank you so much! More ideas are on their way :) & Heather, I found the vintage reindeer at Homegoods for $10. I found them here also, but it's a European store...

    http://www.selfridges.com/en/Home-Leisure/Categories/Christmas-decs-SWITCHED-OFF/Christmas-decorations/Circus/Glitter-reindeer-ornament-pink_200-3001284-1207007PINK/

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  4. These are beautiful! I can see using these at a wedding. Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  5. Your blog is fantasic! Definitely my style! I would love for you to come and check out my blog. Maybe follow each other?
    -wHiT

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  6. So cute! For the 2 yards of tulle, do you buy it in the spool that's like 6 inches or buy it like fabric?

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  7. Please help in how to tie the fabric around the lights to get those ruffles like in the picture..not too artistic :(

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    1. I agree! Please let us know how you tied the fabric to the lights!

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    2. Cut them into about 8 in. strips (not squares) and tie them in bows!

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  8. love this idea! I pinned it so I can remember to do this this Christmas! Would be a great idea in my booth space too!

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  9. These are so pretty! Great job! :)
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  10. Thanks for the idea! :) My friend and I did this for a Bridal Shower! Turned out great!

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  11. I made this for my tree! So pretty! Thanks for the idea!

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  12. Gorgeous! I am copying this right now and will post pictures to my blog!
    www.mycrookedcrown.com

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  13. Beautiful! Good idea for a wedding, too. I'm sharing this on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page.

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  14. These are so awesome I love them but I think I'm going to see how some red looks in it cause my tree colors are red and white...

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  15. Saw these on pinterest, it is so elegant!

    xoxo, Femke
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  16. Hello, I just wanted to Thank You very very much for this beautiful idea. My mom and I just put these up as part of our Xmas decorations and we've already received compliments! Merry Christmas.

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