Best Party Craft Yet: Add LED Lights to a Feather Boa!

Oh ma goooodness, get a load of this party craft.  ‘Tis the mother of all party crafts in my humble opinion, yet so easy that it’s barely worthy of a “tutorial”, let’s just tell it like it is here.  Oh yeah disco darlings, LED lights are the wave of the future and the groovy past in this week’s party craft.

Now who doesn’t enjoy a glam feather boa?  Nobody & ya know it.  Whether used as a prop for the feminine & flamboyant, or playfully draped over a manly man out on the dance floor, a feather boa is one sassy costume accessory & enjoyed by all.  I really put it to use in this week’s party craft – check it oooouuut:

handAb fab!  I clipped rainbow flash LEDs within the feathers; didn’t want to hassle with wires.  To keep my party craft sturdy & strong whilst I boogie, I sometimes reinforce the clip blinkies with simple needle & thread, allowing me to re-use these LED lights on a future party craft – just snip ’em out after tearing up that dance floor.

11950_BL_orb_string_lights_compv1_600Naturally my party craft will dim after a few nights of fun.  But good news, everyone:  I can change the batteries in each light clip. Steady Candy Lites dim after a night of use, whereas flash LEDs go for DAYS – keep that in mind before you buy. Another swell option is copper wire LED String Lights – great for this craft, just conceal the wire in feathers (wrap it tightly in center) and hide the battery house (pants pocket perfect fit).  String Lights Bonus: has AA batteries.  Gonna keep you well lit without a doubt.

I’ve said it once & I’ll say it again:  you can add little LED lights to anything & everything!  Anywhere & everywhere!  It is just.  Too.  Easy.

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TCB & DIY ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki

 

FBL’s Greatest Hits: Party Crafts!

Ahoy, craft mates!  No need to go rummaging around the FBL blog trying to pinpoint your favorite party crafts.  Why…they’re all right here!  And party crafts just ain’t party crafts without affordable bright LED lights.  Am I right or am I right?  (I’m right.)  The following’s in order from Most Fun & Totally Unique to Still Really Cool & Surprisingly Easy.  Take notes, light crafters.  Ready, steady, GO:

Flashing LEDs in a Feather Boa will turn heads like no other.

DIY Flower Bouquet full of color morphing lights, OOOooo!

Fiber Optics added to a Wreath SO cool to hang on the front door before a party.

DIY Tiki Lamp Lights make ya feel like it’s summer year round!

LED King’s Crown for Mardi Gras, costume parties, play productions, you name it.

DIY LED Sign WHICH I’ll re-create next sports game I go to; gonna get on the Jumbotron!

Light Up Gift Basket for Easter fun + great idea for birthday gift baskets too.

LED Hearts for pinning on anything, in this case love notes & greeting cards.

Butterfly Lights helped me make a groovy 60s inspired hippie headband.

Light Up Picture Frame featuring my very own Velvet Elvis, hubba hubba.

LEDs used as Light Up Eyes, very simple & perfect for those planning Halloween parties.

Enjoy, light craft lovahs!  Hit me up if you need any help or tips or pointers.

TCB & DIY ~                                                                                                                           ~ Flashing Blinky Nikki

Make A DIY Bouquet Full Of LED Lights!

 

Now where my ladies at?!             This DIY bouquet light craft is dedicated to all funky brides who think outside the box.  Whether it’s elegant night time nuptials you’re planning, or a wacky tacky Vegas wedding (yes that’s exactly what’s happening to the right, hellooooo match made in Heaven!), a DIY bouquet full of LED lights is going to wOw your wedding guests like nothing else, and boy was it easy on the pocketbook.

My DIY bouquet is used with our little rainbow LEDs made specifically for arts & crafts.  I’ve seen them put in hair, sewn into clothes, glued into & onto holiday decorations, basically you name it & it can be done with these little babies.  Need I remind you they magically & ever-so-slowly change color?  True story.  Look just how whimsical & dreamy:

 

BRIGHT IDEA before we begin:                                                       Those working with floral arrangements at flower shops have GOT to try this for high school prom season.  Homecoming season too; any high school dance.  DIY light up corsages & LED boutonnieres!  What a show stopper.  Righty-o, and away we go…

 

STEP 1 – Start at a bargain store before paying full price for silk flowers.  Bargain dollar stores have pretty good lookin’ fake flowers!  Just requires patience sorting through them.  White petal flowers will give you the best results every time; really lets those vibrant colors shine through…

STEP 2 – Loosely hold your flower bunches together, arrange the wire stems to your liking so it all “flows”, then hot glue inside & around the stems.  Hot glue your lil’ heart out!  You can bind it all together with duct tape too.  Nevermind the messy, for you’ll just cover it all up with pretty ribbon.

 

STEP 3 – Cover it all up with pretty ribbon!  Put a drop of hot glue where you begin the wrap, let dry then continue all the way down, keeping the wrap tight & smooth.  Add a dab of hot glue at the end to secure.

 

STEP 4 – Unwrap your FBL LEDs & plant 1 inside each flower.  If you want to re-use your LEDs on future crafts, you can attach lights temporarily with bits of chopped up velcro!  Or if your DIY bouquet is a permanent fixture, use 1 tidy drop of hot glue down in the center of each bloom.  Easy!  Just takes patience: 

Thanks for stopping by & hope you’ll join us again, hey, bookmark our blog!  😀  So many crafty ideas brewing up in this light brain of mine & I’m excited to share more with you…

‘Til next time, light lovers ~                                                                                                      ~ Flashing Blinky Nikki