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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2006 01:49:41 PM »

Ooohhh.... I can see my Yule tree all lit up with... Flowers! *gasp* I must find pretty poinsettias! Ideas galore. Thank you so much for sharing this!
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« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2006 05:20:47 PM »

how cute!!!
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« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2006 02:06:17 AM »

Oh I have flower lights just like these!
I got them for my birthday some years ago, I think they were from Unit Concepts or something like that in Canberra.
They probably cost a fortune though.
This is a really good idea.

And like I think if you put lights on christmas trees and they dont catch fire theres no realy hge need to worry that much about these. As long as you dont leave them by themselves and turn them off if you smell smoke.
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« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2006 03:44:58 AM »

This is a fabulous idea!  Christmas lights are out now and available very inexpensively (and if you can wait until after Christmas, they'll be even cheaper!).  I was originally going to make 2 sets - one for me, and one for a niece - the more I got thinking about it, the more people I thought of that would have fun with this.  I think I'm going to buy about 6 sets of lights and make these as Christmas presents !  Thanks for the idea, and for the tutorial Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2006 05:20:20 PM »

You're all welcome!  Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2006 05:28:01 PM »

those are so cool. i would never have thought to do that. Shocked
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« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2006 02:18:33 PM »

Thanks for the tute! I'm making a strand as a christmas present.



I found it difficult to get the light on snugly with four layers of petals. My solution to this was to fold the flower in half and cut a little v, winding up with a square shaped hole, rather than just cutting a slit. With so many layers, having the extra material removed rather than smooshed to the side really helped get the bulk down so I could get the bulbs in firmly. When you shop for flowers, keep this in mind, and don't buy a pile of 7-layer flowers that you might not be able to use completely. Also, if you get stems that have multiple buds on them, count how many of each blossom size you have, so you  can distribute them evenly on the strand.

I was also thrilled to pieces at the great deal I got on these flowers... The local Michael's was selling all of their artificial flowers for half-off. This strand is 35ct and cost me less than $5 total. Not as cheap as leis, but I really like how frilly these little blossoms are.

P.S. wedding planning people... if you wanted to do a whole bunch of these, I wonder if a good, sharp hole punch would streamline things?
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« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2006 02:21:04 PM »

So pretty!  What a good idea... how did I never think of this?  I have piles of fake flowers... here I come dollar store  Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2006 08:21:51 PM »

I got my first set made last night - http://i15.tinypic.com/4fur5ur.jpg  - I used them to decorate my kitchen tonite for a dinner with friends.  Very festive!! 

I have the supplies to make another 3 sets, and will probably need to make several more after that - so far everyone that has seen them, has wanted a set!

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« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2006 09:17:14 AM »

I like, but be careful to by indoor specific lights - the outdoor ones get much hotter and could catch the flowers on fire.

Theres a great way to avoid any danger with LED christmas lights. I'm not sure how small they make them though.
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