We love the look of this simple centerpiece.
Perfect for a wedding reception it also finds a great home on a dorm room shelf – especially when string lights aren’t allowed.
We also love it in the powder room.
- epsom salt
- faux peonies or roses – use your favorite large fake flower
- a string of fairy battery operated lights – runs on 3 AA batteries – for this project we used yellow but white is especially nice as well
- round glass container – this is an inexpensive tag-sale find
- For a short term event, if you want the battery box hidden, you can load the batteries into the battery light, switch on the lights then put the battery box in the bottom of the glass container. If you are decorating a shelf or powder room, hide the battery box in a corner behind your container and lay the lights at the bottom of the bowl.
- Fill the container with epson salt, maneuvering lights so that they are close to the sides of the bowl and the top of the salt. We liked burying most of the lights in salt but you can leave a few in the air looking like fireflies.
- Nestle in your flower.
Quick and easy, this is one of our favorite projects made with objects you probably already have on hand. Magnolias are a great alternative to peonies or roses.
The lights featured in this project last over 100 hours a single battery set. How long they last will depend on the brand and age of your batteries.
Where do you use your battery lights? Share your comments and photos below or use #christmaslightsource