Monday, April 5, 2010

Frugal Finds

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Sooo, we remodeled our home almost two years ago and we had an electrician pre-wire for two lights over the island. That was all fine and dandy until someone in our family decided to move the island over a couple of feet!

We were not going to spend more money to have the electrician come out and re-wire, so we had been "toying" around with a couple of ideas. Since I am constantly changing things around, we decided that whatever we did, we wanted it to be temporary.

This last week while we were at IKEA, my hubby spotted these lights and he said, "We are getting these!" I did not like the modern look, but he talked me into it. We brought them home and I started getting out my paper scraps and ribbons. It was a lot of fun to see what was possible with leftover crafts.

These solar lights are great because they can be put anywhere and hung from anything...they could even be used outside for a party...above a baby changing table...for late night diaper changes, a child's it in a closet under the steps or outside {They sure beat the old tap lights!}

If you like the modern look, it comes with a cord with two S hooks. All you need to do is hang it up.

If you want to have some fun with it, the sky is the limit. I am making a couple of them for baby gifts...can't wait.

The cost for one of them is $19.99, I think.


Use paper punch to cut out "scallops". I punched out 11.

Since the light is solar-powered and doesn't put off heat{or not much}I taped the overlapping circles with tape.

I traced a STAMPING UP bird punch...thank you Penny! I cut out two of them so they would be on each side of the string.

I took a long ribbon and attached it to the light and then hung it from the hook in the ceiling.

To finish it off, I tied bows and taped them above the scallops in equal intervals

1 comment:

  1. Great idea Lisa! They are adorable. :) Really? You change things around a lot? ;)