Monday, September 21, 2009

A fun decorating idea!

My sister came up with this really fun idea!

All you need to buy is a string of orange lights
from K Mart or Walmart.
I bought mine last year and I think they were $2.99.

Everything else you probably have on hand!Align Center

Last year I put them in a large glass bowl.
My sister uses a punch bowl.

You layer Fall silk leaves, pumpkins, gourds, wooden apples,
whatever you have and as you are putting
these into your bowl add the lights.

When it's dark the lights will shine through
and give a beautiful amber glow to the room.

This year I put my lights inside a
wicker pumpkin layering them with silk leaves.

It looks GREAT at night when you have soft lights
and candles on in the house!

Enjoy your Monday!

Happy Fall!!!
And THANKS to my sister, Delores
for all of the wonderful ideas and inspiration!


Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Beautiful idea. I won't decorate this year our house is just too torn up. Maybe next year, I am hoping.

I love fall colors so much. they are just so warm and inviting.

Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

I have a pine cone basket with red lights, for Christmas, but I may trade out the orange lights just for fun this year...hope I can find some! ;D

Brenda Pruitt said...

Great idea! I'll have to get myself some lights now.

Freckled Hen said...

I would like to try this. Your Fall decorations are so pretty. I have yet to haul mine up from the barn...I have to be in the right mood as I make such a mess!
It makes my heart happy to know your favorite color is brick red as well!

Anonymous said...

Pretty! Thanks for the idea! ♥

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

That's a wonderful decorating idea! I love fall decorations! You can have so much fun! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Lisa :)

dc said...

We had lights in our college apartment with "clip-on" pieces. We clipped on peppers and pumpkins and it gave a party like atmosphere every college domicile should have!

Unknown said...

What a super idea! I would never think of this. The lights don't get too hot? By the way! I hope you do make a carousel and share the photos on your blog. I love the inspiration of others work! Have a lovely week! E

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I called my sister to tell her about the red lights in the basket of pine cones, Tammy! We both LOVE that! And thanks dc for the college dorm room ideas! We love a man's take on decorating! heehee!
Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments! I appreciate each and every one!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I forgot to mention, Elizabeth...the lights don't get hot at all! I was surprised!

Simply Shelley said...

Great idea....yours looks wonderful....


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your fall decorating too! Love the little lights...they seem so cozy!


Unknown said...

You've inspired me to light up the porch for Halloween on the 1st of October. It's a fun night at our home with the little ones coming to Gnomeland. I do a combination of gnomes and scarecrows for them and I'll be trying your pumpkin light ideas...

Michela said...

Hi Diane! How clever! I love your Halloween's spirit! Unluckily Halloween is not so popular here.
Happy Tuesday!...trick or treat?!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Lovely display, so are so organized! Here in UK we only start doing all that towards the end of October.
Isabelle x

Happy@Home said...

Thanks to Delores and you for sharing such an easy, yet cute idea. I'm going to have to give this one a try.

Doreen Frost said...

Lovely!!! Love the lights in the sweet!

:)Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello and leaving me such sweet comments...:)

Have a wonderful day,

Celestina Marie said...

Diane, this is a great idea and looks so warm and inviting. I did this in a fish bowl for Christmas with lights and ornaments. I will have to try it for Fall decor. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Celestina Marie