This week Cortney and Bob threw an outdoor party at their Great Barrington house, and as part of the design they hung vintage chandeliers in the trees. I want to hang pretty lights in my trees, too! They paid $1500 for theirs. I looked in my wallet. I had 8 bucks.
We love to talk about mixing high and low in decorating, but what about when your high is low and your low is "What can I make out of trash?" Don't despair! Get inspired! What can we make with 8 bucks?
LED tea lights
double sided tape
Take the kids out for chocolate shakes.
Wash out those dome lids and cut the edge of one of them down a little. Now the two lids will snap together to form a ball.
Cover the lids with double sided tape.
Cut plastic shopping bags into little 2 inch by 2 inch squares. Stick the squares onto the lids with the eraser end of a pencil. Stick them all over, about 1/2 inch apart, and work your way around.
Put an LED tea light inside and snap the ball together. Hang from the trees!
Super easy, super fun, and they light up! Thanks for the inspiration, Novos!
(First image: Carol Leggett PR
other images: Katie Steuernagle)