Friday, November 30, 2012

DIW: Misha's Rose Lights

Note: If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you saw that Nate was going to write a post today; he was too tired when he got home from night school to get something done that he felt proud of, but he wants you all to know he will be writing next week! The man has things to say!

Do it yourself and do it right, then you can WRITE!

Today's DIW comes from Misha in Michigan.

Misha got the inspiration form her project here and man, am I impressed with the patience and creativity to whoever came up with this project. Egg carton flower lights.

She was nice enough to let me photograph her project and I have to say, I was blown away. Look at how these bad boys glow.

As the instructions are all found on instructables, we'll leave all the how-to stuff for them.

All you need for this project are egg cartons, paint, and an old group of Christmas lights. I think this project is perfect for this time of year because you can make them look like poinsettias and throw them into your tree!

We also thought this project would look great if you used white lights and painted the cartons blue to look like Morning Glories. Misha painted hers gold and red to look like gold dipped roses.

She said that while this was a very tedious project, it was one of those great things to do while you're watching your favorite shows or if you pop in a movie. She said it's also a great sick day project.

It doesn't have to cost you a dime, as you can usually find different size egg cartons on Craigslist (you can even post a wanted ad in the free section!)

Great job, Misha! I don't think I'd have the patience to do a project like this. Snaps!

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  1. When we were first married I went out and bought a HUGE Christmas tree and then realized I hardly had any ornaments, so I took doilies and stuck them into the lights, kinda like these. Sort of a snowflake effect. These are definately classier, but brought back memories. :)

  2. I know lights now days aren't very hot, but is this a fire hazard?!?! They look very nice for a back porch!

    1. I'm not a fire inspector so I can't tell you for sure yes, or no, but I would assume if you use the LED lights and don't leave them on unattended that it would be fine ;)


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