‘Tis I, Flashing Blinky Nikki, here to save the day with a super affordable, extremely cool Light Up Craft. Get’cher glue gun ready, folks! DIY Tiki Party Lights are just the beginning of our light up craft adventures together, so bookmark us & leave a comment or 2 or 10 should you ever want to see a certain light craft executed – I WILL TRY ANYTHING. Seriously, what can’t we do with a glue gun & affordable little LED lights? The night sky is the limit. Light crafters, start your engines!
I needed tiki party lights in a jiffy, see. So I cruised over to a 99 Cent Store & lucked out – found these kitschy fab plastic pineapples for my Light Up Craft. These particular pineapples seem to be made for holding cotton balls or Q-tips on a counter top, but MY flashing blinky eye first took notice of that funky prism shell, totally perfect for our light up craft. Really anything hallow with some sort of textured shell is going to look incredibly dreamy with a slow color change LED inside it. Eh, who needs ya, candles?! Phooey! Get offa my lawn!
Next step: add illumination. Though we’re not using water this time, did you know these flower-shaped compact LEDs are waterproof? Dig it. Safely submersible, just twist them shut to power on & twist tight. They come in so many beautiful colors, sloooow color change being my favorite. It magically morphs through every color of the rainbow. And now, ladies & gentlemen, I give you…
Cheap/easy/gorgeous DIY tiki party lights, tah daaahhh! Click to enlarge:
The prism shell!!! It is all about that crazy reflective prism shell, that really helps our lights shine to the best of their ability. Another bonus regarding our submersible LEDs? They have changeable batteries for endless nights of fun, how cool is that? So re-use your light creations again & again, or treat your guests to a specially-made mood light as they leave your shindig – what a memorable party favor to take home…
‘Til next time, craft warriors!
TCB & DIY ~