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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Snow Blindness

Okay guys, this next one is a cinch, and you probably have all of the stuff just sitting around the house now, so let's throw this together!
Shop the house. Ready? This is going to be an arrangement using two enormous 
silk tropical leaves I usually have on display.
You'll need a huge vase. Walmart sells this baby for $5, but I've had this for a decade.
Some LED lights. Confession time: I bought these at IKEA last weekend, 48 snowflakes for $15. Had to, sorry. And most of my lights were fire fodder, but I digress. Use LEDs because they stay cool for one, and 
they're much more environmentally friendly.
Pine cones. Or Christmas balls. Shiny dreidels. Small kittens toys. Use your imagination!
Make sure you have adequate supervision.
Start layering your lights and filler in the bottom of the vase, arranging as you go.
Add the plants of your choice and keep tucking and winding.
Make sure the cord ends up at the back of the vase.
Your ten minutes is up! Time to plug it in!
Well now...
That pure white LED is gorgeous.
And this is as close to snow as I want to get.
We'll work on the tablescape while you guys go find some lights and a vase.


Musings from Kim K. said...

I {heart} those IKEA lights. I especially love the furry supervision during this project. Are you sure I can't send you some of our white stuff? We've got quite a snowstorm on the way for this weekend!

Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...

Looks really warm and cozy even if the are snowflakes! I wonder if I make one and sit around and look at it if I will feel warmer? Temp right now is 11 @ 7am!!! Unseasonably cold for the North Georgia Mountains! BRRRR....
I get to go to the "real world" today and will be visiting Joann's, Hobby Lobby and a real Dollar Tree! My heart is already beginning to race!

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Oh yes - it looks so elegant!

Erin said...

I love it!!! Heck I liked it without the fronds, but they add to it, homerun!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how pretty. What a wonderful idea. Love it. Hugs, Marty

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a good idea...stupid me I didn't know that LED lights stayed cool...I probably would have started a fire! (-:

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

These turned out so great :0) Shame you dont like the snow though, Im practically BEGGING for it right now!

Heather said...

Love the snowflake lights. I haven't been to IKEA in ages...must go!

Unknown said...

Oh, how pretty! Once again, I am envious of your Ikea... sigh. Those lights are pretty, and even prettier with your vase filler! Love it! :)


Michelle L. said...

That looks so cool! The lights: worth it! They are extra purty. Are you sure there's not a kitten buried in amongst?

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I love the Ikea lights. They last forever!! The snowflakes are FAB! The whole arrangement is perfecto!!

Dacia said...

Great idea & so cute!

Michael Wurm Jr said...

first, super cute idea! looks great!

second, your supervisors. too cute! i have two cats and the love christmas. they always need to know what i'm doing, love inspecting all the christmas cheer and adore sleeping under the tree.

thanks for sharing! visiting via newlywoodwards

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

It looks so pretty lit up! Thanks for linking to Dare to DIY

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

AWESOME,,, where do you come up with these cool ideas. I love the palm leaves too, and your little kittens are so cute, and cuddly and soft looking, and cute. AWWW,,,

Thanks for linking up to **Amaze me August**

Bella :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

You just crack me up. LOVE THIS! The snowflake leds and pine cones and big ole tropical leaves just holler Christmas in Florida. LOVE the nautilus shell on the white coral and the kittens, gorgeous. Will it make you feel better to know that I've already had snow (and power outages) here? Enjoy some warmth for me, wouldja?

Amber D said...

What a great idea I think I have some LED lights laying around great idea.