Summer flowers and Christmas lights

August 14, 2018


Two vases, a string of lights and seasonal faux or fresh flowers.  We put this look together in the design lab and LOVE it.

We hope you will too!


We chose this set of lights of white (clear) bulbs on white wire.  This string has 50 bulbs spaced 2.5 inches apart.

A set of white craft lights or a set of white LED lights would have worked well.


Choose a filler that matches your decor to hide the light wires or skip it if you like.


We love this collection of combined and single summer flowers gathered into this fantastic bouquet.


Our two vases – one significantly larger than the other. Scan your stash of glassware, choose your favorites or head to the hobby store.

Tuck filler into the bottom of the vase. Note that the lights aren’t tucked into the inner vase. As long as you have the lights unplugged when you insert the inside vase and are careful, you can half fill the inner vase with water and fresh flowers.


Add more filler and arrange the lights in between the vases.


Add flowers.


We love the results! What a great way to put two vases that were on a shelf and a string of Christmas lights to great use during summer months.


Time for cocktails.



If you try this project, please share your photos on instagram!!  #christmaslightsource #fliptheswitch

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Shellie Gardner
Aside from throwing dinner parties that feature at least two kinds of cheese dip, Shellie's passions include travel, Mid-Century Modern furnishings and finding the perfect street taco. Has been known to snort laugh champagne.

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