Tuesday, April 3, 2012

DIY Flower String Lights

Easter & Spring make me daydream about picnics, outdoor tea parties & evening dinners on the patio. What does it make you dream of? 

If you're planning a Springtime party & need a little help with the ambience, look no further than your left over egg cartons (from lots of egg dying ;-) ) & old Christmas string lights. 

We're going to take a left over styrofoam egg carton, string lights & some acrylic paint & transform them into flower string lights. 

Start with a styrofoam egg carton & cut out each egg cup. I basically followed most of the lines of the carton. I cut it to form a flower shape. 

I picked out several spring acrylic paint colors to color my flowers. 

In case you can't tell from the picture above...I'm not an artist. Never taken an art class before & my parents refrigerator is not technically considered an art gallery. ;p 

I'm sure your "egg carton flowers" would turn out a lot prettier. At least no one would mistake them for real flowers. ;-) 

Once you have them painted, just gently push the lights through the bottom of the egg carton flowers. As long as they're styrofoam, it should be fairly easy. 

Below is what the string looked like when I had them all attached. 

Now, they're ready to hang for your garden party. :-) 

You don't have to only have these outside...they would really enhance an indoor garden party or a Tangled party. But if you do want to light these suckers up...

Think Mike would be opposed if I asked if we could string these in our bedroom? They're so pretty. ;p 

So...don't throw those egg cartons away after you get your dye on! :-) 

Hope you have a good Easter! What are your plans? 

If you're wanting a cheap Easter place setting, check out my post from last year.

Click here to see how to do this. 

Oh...and I usually don't post on Fridays, but you'll have to check back on Friday. I'm going to "crash" a party for a 1 year old & it's all about music. 

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  1. Thanks so much! :-) Hope you're having a great Easter weekend!

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  3. Hello Heidi: I love your egg carton flowers! Great idea, and they look wonderful when lit (I was wondering!). We don't have styrofoam egg cartons here in Portugal, but I am going to pin it to try with our paper cartons sometime. So nice to meet you, and thanks for visiting my blog! I'll have to check out your station online.

    1. Jenni...let me know how the paper cartons work! I'm sure they probably work just as great...maybe a little tougher squeezing over the lights.

  4. Thanks a lot for this tutorial on how to make flower string lights! I will definitely try it for my daughter's party.

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