Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lighted Presents

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I made these several years ago to give as gifts for my 10th Annual Cookie Exchange -

 This was before I started blogging so don't have any pictures during the process.  I bought all my glass blocks with the opening already in it at Hobby Lobby and Pat Catan's - watching for specials/coupons at Hobby Lobby.  I used strands of 25 white lights with white cording from Pat Catan's.  I had a huge assortment of wired ribbon and made most of them a different pattern.

First, cut a large length of ribbon and wrap it around the glass block just like you would with a present - tying   it in a knot at the top of the block -

 Make sure you allow room near the opening for the light cord -

 You can see part of the top knots - just blends right in with the big bow -

 Luckily, I have a good friend who has worked in a floral shop and came and made all the bows for me.  She is so talented.  I know there are gadgets out there to help make these bows, or you can make them like she did with just using your hand (ohhh - my hand is cramping at the thought!), or you can buy them at a craft store already made up and maybe buy/use coordinating ribbon for the bottom part.

 My sister uses hers for a night light and just replaces the strand of lights when needed.  I have decorated for Christmas with the 3 that I have using them in our bedroom and they do make nice nightlights -

 Enjoy the rest of the pictures -

I was looking for Lucy the other day (she is an indoors cat and we have a small home) and was having the hardest time finding her - just curious you know where she was - and this is where I finally found her --

Spy girl!!!  She was just watching me walking all around looking!!!

I am linking up to Centsational Girl's awesome Christmas Craft Linky Party!  Check these out and get some great ideas by clicking here.
Also, linking to Cedar Hill Ranch Handmade Holiday Linky Party!  Click here to see more fab ideas!!

And, wanted to add this to Worthington Court's Christmas Linky Party.  Just click here to see all the amazing ideas and inspiration!

1 comment:

Suzy said...

I've always loved these lighted blocks and yours are so pretty! You're fortunate to have a friend who makes the bows for you. That's one thing that I really, really struggle with. Thank you so much for linking up to The Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop!