I love fairy lights. I’d have them up around our house all year round if my husband let me. They make me feel like an ordinary day is special. I was inspired to make this Valentine’s Day themed set by some I saw for sale at Target last week.
I think they turned out really sweet and I love the glow of the light through the sheer red ribbon. They really couldn’t be simpler to make either.
I made them with Valentine’s Day in mind, but they would be beautiful for a garden party, a girl’s room or just any place you wanted to feel a little special.
(By the way, the ones at Target were $10. These only cost me the price of the ribbon which was about $1.50. I already owned the fairy lights and the floral tape.)
Rosebud Fairy Lights
- string of small white, pink or red lights (you want the kind that don’t get hot), I used really tiny lights.
- sheer wired ribbon in red or pink, I had 9 ft of ribbon and covered 20 small lights with enough leftover to do 1 or 2 more. The ribbon should be wider than your lights, mine was 1.5 inches.
- floral tape in a color to match the light cord
1. Turn the end of the ribbon in just a tiny bit, 1/8 – 1/4 inch. Then turn once more, enough to surround one light.
2. Keep wrapping the ribbon around the light, holding it tight at the base of the bulb. I folded the bottom wire in on itself one or two time to keep it tight at the bottom, but give more volume on top.
Wrap the ribbon 3 times around the light (or as many as you think looks nice). Cut the ribbon.
3. Rip or cut off a small piece of floral tape, 2 – 3 inches. Wrap the tape tightly around the base of the light and the wound ribbon. This hold it in place. Bend the top wire to shape as you wish.
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