Crafts and Projects

Crafts and Projects

Marvin’s Flagpole Tree

Marvin’s Flagpole Tree

We love a great flagpole tree. Running string lights from the ground to the top of a flagpole becomes the centerpiece of an outdoor Christmas lights display. Thanks, Marvin, for sending us this photo of your fantastic project! Get the Look! This tree was made with...

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Christmas Family Traditions

Christmas Family Traditions

Making memories with your kids is one of the highlights of every holiday season. From drinking hot cocoa and playing Christmas music while hanging ornaments on a real tree when it's 100 degrees outside to choosing to all pink lights inside and out for December, there...

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The Canopy Crew and their fantastic Treehouses!

The Canopy Crew and their fantastic Treehouses!

We recently received these photos from the Canopy Crew. From their website: The Canopy Crew LLC is a custom tree house building and tree care company. We offer tree house rentals in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky, build custom tree houses around the country, and take...

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Celebrate July 4th with lights!

Celebrate July 4th with lights!

Whether it's the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or a love affair with the Patriots, a simple and easy way to bring patriotic cheer to a room is a string (or two) of lights. Get the Look! 2 strings of red, white, and blue lights on white wire4 Command Hooks - available...

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Entryway Keyholder with Lights

Entryway Keyholder with Lights

We love it when customers share quick projects that can be tailored for any season. For this project, choose Christmas floral picks for Winter, peonies for Spring. Thanks so much to Stacey for sharing the photos! Materials Plywood and stainSmall crate (available at a...

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Lights create a lovely oasis

Lights create a lovely oasis

About a week ago, we received this letter from a customer with these comments and a photo of how he and his family are enjoying their lights. Hello, Just a few thoughts on the recent purchase and installation of my patio lights.First, I love the quality of light...

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Adding Sparkle to a Shelter-at-Home High School Graduation

Adding Sparkle to a Shelter-at-Home High School Graduation

We heard from Angela in Dallas that she needed royal blue lights to help celebrate her son's High School graduation. It's been tough during times like these for graduating seniors and we are glad we could help. We suggested that because of their electric quality that...

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Making St Patrick’s Day a little brighter!

Making St Patrick’s Day a little brighter!

Always one to find a project - especially when we are all working and studying at home - David turned the house green for St Patrick's! We know that Christmas lights make everyone smile so repurposing them to celebrate our Irish-ness seemed like the thing to do!...

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St Patrick’s Day Decoration – a fun wreath to try!

St Patrick’s Day Decoration – a fun wreath to try!

Making plans to decorate for St Patrick's Day? Not sure where to start? Let's pretend you have an old Christmas wreath with broken lights, a new set of green mini lights and $5 worth of green things from the Dollar store.  What would you do? You make a St...

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DIY: Easter Chick Planter Dome with Lights!

DIY: Easter Chick Planter Dome with Lights!

Easter is around the corner! Now is the time to look at our decor stash, through fun Easter aisles and create projects that will feel like Spring whether it's warm outside or not! Since it uses battery lights, it's super easy to pop it onto a bathroom countertop, onto...

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Mason Jar Crafts with Battery Operated Lights

Mason Jar Crafts with Battery Operated Lights

This videos shows an easy way to add sparkle to your next backyard party! Materials needed: Mason Jars or other containers that catch your eye - available online and in craft stores Battery Operated Lights - the projects in this video use LED lights. They don't...

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Favorite Ways to Brighten New Year’s Eve

Favorite Ways to Brighten New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve = Parties! Hands down, the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to add magic to any party is with lights. If you've been following this blog for very long at all, you'll have it figured out that I have a low threshold for complications and prefer projects...

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Winter Wonderland Centerpiece

Winter Wonderland Centerpiece

December or January, this project is a perfect project to brighten a dining table, accent table or entryway. Materials A large glass vaseFaux snowBattery lightsAccent objects like little trees We started with a simple, oversized, glass globe. Purchased at Michael's...

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Parade of Lights: lighting cars for parades

Parade of Lights: lighting cars for parades

The weather this past weekend was absolutely perfect for the Fort Worth Parade of Lights. John has a Model A and since we're friends he texted me about lights. 😀 His car runs on a 6-volt system so we decided his best option to supply power 1000's of lights was...

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Lighting Your Entryway:  One Container 3 Ways

Lighting Your Entryway: One Container 3 Ways

I'm always looking for a fun way to jazz up my front entryway and nothing says "Autumn" like galvanized tub full of interesting seasonal items illuminated from below with lights. These projects also liven up an entryway table, countertop or, with a set of battery...

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Easy Halloween Party Lights – Ping Pong Ball Crafts

Easy Halloween Party Lights – Ping Pong Ball Crafts

Planning a Halloween Party?  Decorating for Autumn? I love using ping pong balls to transform any set of Christmas lights into the perfect accent for a party. This time of year, ORANGE is the perfect color. Here are quick and easy instructions: 1. Assemble your...

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