Use Pink and Purple Christmas lights to brighten up Easter

by | Apr 1, 2010

Easter is just a couple of days away – I love this time of year and do the best I can not to let Spring Fever get to me.

I just realized today that I hadn’t changed out the bulbs in the 25 foot C7 light strands that we keep installed around our front flower beds. (Note, Christmas light cords are rated for 90 day outside seasonal use – so I know that they can be susceptible to UV degradation.)

So changing out the light bulbs was this evening’s project – along with a little bit of Springtime raking to unearth the light strands.

We ran 25 feet of lights on each side of the walkway that goes from the sidewalk to our concrete stairs. By doubling the 25 foot light strands it gives a more concentrated effective 6 inch light spacing which looks more impressive from the street.

I love to change out lights that we use to accent our yard all year long. (Fortunately, we live in a funky craftsman neighborhood where the folks around us look at our Christmas lights as art!)

I’ve installed opaque white, pink and purple c7 bulbs. They are sooo pretty (but apparently hard to photograph – photos coming soon!). During the day, they look like Easter Eggs – and look electric pink, purple (hotter pink) and white at night.

Christmas bulbs and cords are cheap compared to home renovation – and you can change them anytime. If you don’t have little cottage flower beds in your front yard, C7 and C9 bulbs in the colors of the season or for your party are easy to install above a deck or along a fence-line.

So go check up in your attic or out in the shed – you might not have pink or purple on hand but some clear Christmas lights are great for brightening up your Spring just as well!

Happy Easter.

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