Friday, April 29, 2011

Make Your Own Flower Fairy Lights

These flower fairy lights from HomeLife create a gentle, rosy glow, perfect for an outdoor wedding reception. While they create a great visual impact, they’re incredibly simple to make.

Vellum paper in a variety of colours (Vellum paper is available from art and craft stores)
Hole punch (optional)
Fairy lights (available at hardware stores)

1. Cut 15cm squares of vellum paper in a variety of colours. You will need two or three squares of paper for each fairy light. Fold paper square in half diagonally to form a triangle. 

2. Fold the left and right corners up to meet at the centre, forming a diamond shape. Fold in half to form a small triangle. 

3. Cut curves along the open edges to form a heart-shaped top and create the petal effect. You might like to choose different petal shapes for each colour. When you layer them, the variety of shapes will add depth. You can use decorative scissors and hole punchers to add an interesting effect.

4. Cut across the bottom point to create a small opening to slip the light bulb through. Unfold.
5. Layer a few paper petals in different colours on each fairy light. Attach the flowers above the bulb on the plastic wire so the bulb is left exposed. 

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1 comment:

  1. wow - wow - wow!!!
    thank you so much for this, I'm going to try it.