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yami mcmoots
« on: January 06, 2004 11:03:22 PM »

I picked up about half a dozen strands of white Christmas lights on "sale" at the local dumpster - a few broken ones on each strand, but no matter:

I feel like I've got a zillion Tinkerbells locked in a jar, all passed out drunk.

Can anyone think of similarly quick things to do with the other strands? I think hanging them would just make my walls look emptier, and I'm out of bottles...
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2004 11:14:35 PM »

I always end up taping them to the back or underneath of tables, cabinets dressers; they emit a soft glow against the wall during parties, when viewing movies at home, or whenever.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2004 11:16:07 PM »

oh, and by the way, I don't think your lamp is cheesy. It's damn cute, really. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2004 04:56:23 AM »

They sell faster than you can make them!!

or maybe she's just looking to make something for herself, rather than sell it??!!


yami, I think it's awesome!  I used a mayo jar and mardi gras beads to create a night light in my bathroom

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2004 05:21:05 AM »

you could frame a window or wrap them snugly around the branches of a ficus tree or similar houseplant.
i like them as subtle bathroom lighting, too-as long as they're fastened evenly to the edge where the wall meets the ceiling, they don't look cheesy.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2004 06:01:15 AM »

or wrap them snugly around the branches of a ficus tree or similar houseplant.

I totally forgot about my 6-foot ficus that I got after my cousin's wedding!  they had about 20 of them wrapped with lights for the reception.  
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2004 07:52:41 PM »

I'm sticking to my choice of "cheesy" - but I like cheesy! Actually, I think Mysticalself was spot-on with the notion of a colored bottle, or maybe it's time for some of that HF frosting cream... but then again my New Year's resolution was to keep the house half-clean rather than covered in half-finished doodads and a pile of materials Roll Eyes

Thanks for the ideas! I think I can go far with "tape under furniture"...
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2004 01:16:27 PM »

Here's an idea for a lamp I made as a gift once (so sorry no pictures since I no longer have the lamp):

Get two matching (in size at least) glass "bricks" which are meant for building walls.  They come in different shapes and sizes but they usually have no back (like a box without a lid, basically).  Put the two of them back to back so they form an enclosed box.  Pack the interior space full of the string of lights (this ends up looking best if the cord is white, but it shouldn't matter too much).  Glue the two bricks together with silicon glue, leaving the end of the string of lights coming out of the bottom.  If you're so inclined, you can add an inline light switch to the tail of the light string so that the lamp can be turned on and off.
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2004 12:04:54 PM »

tractorfeed, that sounds gorgeous! sad that you don't have it any more though  Sad

and yami, i love your lamp. it's cheesy but in the very best way lol  Wink

i love the thought of inebriated tinkerbells too  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2004 06:29:30 PM »

I love vodka, I have an Absolut bottle and some Christmas lights...now, I just have to empty that bottle (into my tummy, of course) and throw it together.  That is one of the cutest things I've ever seen, and I already have a place for mine on my bookshelf.  I might make a shade for mine from an Absolut magazine ad, if I can figure out how to attach it.

In a word:  *squee*
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