Category Archives: lights

Fairy Lights

Fairy Lights
Fairy Lights

I want my craft room (studio!) to be an inviting, enchanted space. So, inspired by these:

(They are by Mallory Jane of Hayseed Homemakin’.┬áI found them on Pinterest.)

I bought a string of 100 white lights with white wires and these rolls of trim:

I strung the lights along the handrail in the stairwell that leads to my room. I cut short, 5-6″ lengths of the sparkly pink organza ribbon and tied them around each light bulb:

I cut the rosettes apart on the other trim, poked a hole in the middle of each one, and slid them over the tiny light bulbs:

I compared to see which I like better. The pink organza ribbon won hands down, though I do think the little white rosettes would be cute for a wedding.

Now, I only have 94 more to cut and tie!

Light Saber!

Light Saber!
Light Saber!

I think I’ve posted this before, but the very best tip I ever got from watching Tipical Mary Ellen was this:

Save the tube from inside a roll of wrapping paper. Cut a slit in each end. As you take lights off a tree, slip one end of the string in the top slit, then wrap the lights around the tube. Slip the plug in the bottom slit. They’ll be tready to unroll without tangles the next year.


So, I took the autumn leaves and the string of orange lights off my door-side tree. It looks like a Christmas tree, again, and the string of lights made a great light saber!