*in partnership with Arrow Fastener Tools.
Hello friends! Happy December to you! It’s a busy time of year but so far I’m keeping my head above water and I have most of my shopping done.
I kept my holiday decor fresh and light this year, and I wanted to do something less predictable with my tree. I loved the idea of fresh puffs of white so I made a flower light strand with the help of some pretty faux peonies, a light strand, and my handy Arrow Fastener glue gun.
I get extra crafty during the holiday season so this glue gun has been in use a lot! To make ornament vases and wreaths and now this flower light strand. The project is so easy, and the light strand can be used throughout the year.
To create your own flower light strand you’ll need 8 or so faux flowers (I used white peonies), a small bulb light strand from the craft store, scissors, and a hot glue gun.
First remove the heads of the flowers and discard the faux stems.
You’ll want to dismantle the layers of the flower and remove any plastic bases and receptacles so only the fabric leaf base and petals remain.
Now the fun part! Reassemble the petals using only the fabric pieces. I started with the fabric leaf base then I applied a mini circle of hot glue in between each layer of petals.
To get the flower to wrap around the light bulb, cut a thin slit in the restructured bloom.
Insert the bulb inside the flower and secure it with hot glue (optional). I found it was best to position the light strand on the tree first before attaching the flower, then select the bulb that best spaces out the flowers in the tree.
It’s a fresh and different approach to decorating the tree! You can also use the same idea to create a lighted flower strand to use elsewhere throughout the year. I’ll likely string mine across a mirror or some shelves once the holidays are over.
*This project brought to you in partnership with Arrow Fastener Tools. All opinions are my own!