DIY Floral Globe Light Garland

DIY Floral Light Garland
Hooray – it’s officially the season of outdoor parties! I love relaxing with friends in the backyard after the sun goes down and I love how a backyard looks decorated with strands of globe lights. The glass bulbs give just the right amount of illumination to set the ambiance. I’m super excited to show you how to dress up a basic strand of globe lights with some fake flowers for a beautiful floral-inspired touch. This is one of the easiest, fastest DIY projects I’ve done to date – it was so easy, it astonished me. I’m not going to lie – I’m head over heels in love with the finished result. DIY Floral Light Garland

On a recent trip to Target, I saw 20 foot strands of globe lights in white – normally, you see dark green wiring. I grabbed a few strands to have on hand. (They stay up on our screened in porch pretty much all summer.) Then I spotted some sweet little bunches of decent looking fake flowers on a trip through my local craft store, and as a bonus, they were on sale! An idea started percolating and I made a break for my studio to start playing around. DIY Floral Light Garland

 

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Step 1

 Open GalleryDIY Floral Globe Light GarlandThe flowers came in bunches, so my first step was to separate each stem by cutting off the paper tape holding them together.

Step 2

 Open GalleryDIY Floral Globe Light GarlandNext, I started playing around with spacing and layout to see how closely I wanted to attach the stems.

Step 3

 Open GalleryDIY Floral Globe Light GarlandOnce I had an idea of how the layout was going to work, I started layering on the stems of flowers.

Step 4

 Open GalleryDIY Floral Globe Light GarlandHere’s where this project turns into the easiest DIY floral garland EVER. I thought I was going to have to use floral tape to attach the stems to the globe light strand, but each stem was wired at the bottom, as you can see in this photo. This made attaching each stem crazy easy. I would lay a stem where I wanted it, then lay the next one on top, slightly further down the strand. I’d use the wired end of the first stem to wrap around the second stem and secure it to the wire. For example, the next step in this photo would be to lay the next stem on top of the stem I’m holding, then wrap the wired end I’m pointing to around the second strand to secure both stems to the light strand. I kept layering and attaching until the whole strand was covered. Done. No tape, no tricky attaching with ribbon, just a quick wrap of a wired stem.

Step 5

 Open GalleryDIY Floral Globe Light GarlandI love how the strand looks both with the lights on and off, which is a huge bonus. Globe lights look magical at night, but can look a little sad during the day. This is a great way to dress up a strand of globe lights not only for a party, but add a pretty touch both day AND night to any outdoor space. Who doesn’t love a fast, inexpensive, and easy project that helps makes a space beautiful around the clock?

Materials

  • Strand of globe lights
  • Fake flowers with wired stems
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As the founder, designer, and one-woman workforce behind Minnow + Co, a tight budget has never stopped this DIY-girl-at-heart from creating a beautiful, modern, creative home and treating every ...

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2 Responses

  1. gabriellekrake says:

    LOVE LovE lOvE this!!!

  2. Trish says:

    This is beautiful! We have the globe lights from a couple years ago. I hadn't considered adding the various stems to make it so lovely. I enjoyed having the globes up in the summer and thought…why not keep them up all year? Here's the answer: The plastic that surrounding the lights (a safety feature should one drop) DOES wear down. I'm thankful I bought two strands, because the plastic is falling apart. AND, if there's a way to drill small holes to let the collected rain drain from the globes is another consideration. Again…thank you for showing the embellished stems to add to our 2nd set of globes.

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