Ribbon Lights

Friday, April 23, 2010

It's patio season (at least here in the southwest). How about adding some ambience?
Visit any home-decor store to find the perfect set of lantern lights and then embellish the heck out of each one. I love the basic paper lanterns because you can decoupage, paint or glue decorations on them.

I went with ribbon that I use on the scrapbooks. You can always find packages on clearance, and a little bit goes a long way.

Crafty Chica® Extreme Embellishment Glue™
Assorted ribbons and trims
Blue painters tape

Wrap strand of ribbon around to see where to cut. Cut remaining trims the same size. Affix with glue. Use the painter's tape to hold the ribbon in place until it dries.

Variation: Add sequins, crystals, even glitter!