I love using string lights!
Big bulb Edison style lights, tiny white fairy lights and even those itty bitty LED lights! String lights can turn something ordinary into something magical and there’s no need to wait until the holidays to spread a little magic…
Today I’m partnering with Porch.Com & 6 other bloggers to bring you 7 Creative Ways to Decorate with String Lights!
We have big bulb string lights in our back yard space and they light up the night…
I used little white fairy lights in this fun porch light with grapevine orbs!
And took the same idea and made this Grapevine Topiary to bring a little garden vibe inside the house…
And one of my all time favorite projects …this easy Mason Jar Light…reminds me of catching fireflies!
Today I’m using those itty-bitty LED string lights to make a cute-as-a-button summer decoration! But there’s more good news!
It’s a mossy fairy garden tucked inside a grapevine sphere – sprinkled with tiny lights…
And I think all the little people in my life will love it…
Not to mention that it adds a bit of whimsy to the screen porch…It’s really easy, if you’ve got a minute, I’ll show you how!
Here’s What You Need
*Itty-Bitty LED Lights
*Air Dry Clay
*Moss (sheet moss and reindeer moss)
*Fairies or Forrest Friends!
First: cut a round hole out of the front of a grapevine orb, leaving enough vine to support the orb (so it will sit up!)
When you clip the twigs away, you’ll find a wire supporting the entire ball…just cut the center of the wire out and bend both edges back into the twigs…it’s not a heavy gauge wire, so it’s easy to cut!
Now take your air dry clay and form a bottom, extending it up the sides a bit…use some clay to make different levels if you want!
Press your sheet moss into the clay (I didn’t use glue, just pressed it firmly onto the moist clay)…
I tucked some reindeer moss here and there to add a little interest and added a moss covered ledge inside the orb…
(notice the forrest friends! I was planning to use those but ended up using my granddaughters fairy-garden friends…they might just change them out later though!)
Wrap the LED lights around and in and out of the grapevine ball…(start in the back so you can hide your battery pack behind the orb when it’s finished!)
In the end, I liked the little fairy and mouse (from Department 56) inside the tiny garden…
And one last thing…I added a roll of moss covered wire around the outside of the grapevine sphere… (I found it hanging in the floral design section of my craft store)
This turned out to be a cute way to add a little light to our screen porch this summer…
And it’s part of My Year of Reckless Crafting series, where I do projects with materials that I’ve never used before! For this project I used Quick Dry Clay for the first time!
More string light inspiration :
Using tiny string lights on a White Christmas Theme Table
Sharing at One More Time Party!