hello my sweet's!!
I've been dancing around with the sugarplum fairies
sprinkling a little holiday magic here and there!
Today I will be sharing a tutorial on how to make these ~
I call them fairy lights!
Few supplies are needed to create these ethereal little light garlands!
~ and they truly are oh-so-lovely anywhere you plug them in at!
So grab your pen and pretty paper for your list of supplies
and let's get started:)
~ supplies ~
*a set ((or two!)) of these - 20 light strands
I like them because the wires are white and I can use this garland year round!!
*These are small bon-bon cups
((or mini candy cups, but I like the way bon-bon's sound better!!))
you don't need the whole bag of them...
unless you are making garlands for a party or wedding!!
I like to use these as they are more translucent than the
mini cupcake liners.
*pretty little flowers
you will need 1 per light so if your strand is a twenty lighter,
you will then need 20 flower heads!
I buy mine at the Dollar Tree,
and are just perfect for this project.
((yes, you can find pretty supplies there too!!))
they come 6 to a stem
and already have a soft vintage feel to them!!
You could even tea dye these if you wished.
But I like the creamy white color
so today that's what I will be using!
* you will also need your favorite glue gun and of course some glue sticks!
take apart all the flowers you will need for your light strand
you won't need these sputnik centers,
but my kitty sure does like to bat them around!!
here kitty, kitty!!
Look what Sandy Clause brought you ~ LOL!!
cut through one side of the base of the flower bottom
repeat for all flower bases.
cut 3 small slits in the center of each petal
These you will be sliding over the lights.
repeat for all flower petals
take a hold of your light
slide the flower base bottom around the base of the light
place a dab of hot glue to secure in place
put a dot of glue on the bottom already in place and slide one of your flower petals over the light
down to the flower base.
dot this petal with hot glue and slide down another petal.
dot the petal with glue
only this time
push through one of the bon-bon wrappers down over the light
push it down until it meets the petals
squeeze all petals ever so lightly while the glue is still warm
to shape your flower
I like to kinda twist the bon-bon wrapper around the light a little to resemble a stamen!
one fairy light done!
now repeat these steps again
until you have a whole glorious stand of
~ Fairy Lights!! ~
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
I am sharing this over at Debra's
where you will find more elves creative inspirations!!
here's to flower petals and a glue gun!