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Let’s get #Social! Are you planning an event? It could be as big as a wedding or a small kickback at home, they all have one thing in common: Pictures! We get so many love and pictures from our customers and we want to give back! Introducing our new FBL Get Social Giveback Program!

The steps are simple: Send us your Light up party/DIY pictures or use our #Hashtag to get featured on our page AND for a chance to win #FREE light up goodies 💕✨ If we decide to feature your photo on our page, we will tag you to give credit and also send you a goodie box full of our light ups! Check out our Facebook or Instagram for live examples.

Want to reach us directly? Feel free to drop us an e-mail with any questions you might have: [email protected] Take a look at a few of the customer submitted photo below!

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From any Light up Parties!

Looking forward to seeing how YOU light up the party! Elly out.

Light up Your Birthday Party

Some Holidays aren’t for everyone… But we know everyone celebrates birthdays! ✨🎉 Light up the birthday party with the perfect table decor and fun birthday party favors with Flashing Blinky Lights!

Let’s Light up the Party!

  • Starting off with our NEWEST centerpiece, the Light up Deco Star! This centerpiece is the perfect decoration for any occasion. It’s also sharpie friendly so you’re free to write on it, draw on it and get creative with it.
  • Our hottest centerpiece yet! The 5.5″ light up Mini Centerpieces dazzle table tops at parties, receptions, showers, or ANY festive celebration. It adds a fun splash that your guests will definitely enjoy.
  • A personal favorite because it’s just perfect for DIYs: Fairy String lights with 20 LED, 80″ long. Wrap it around, hang it, tape it to create the magical fairy light effect!

Here’s a few more party tips! Use our Mini Marquee cinema box for the cute additional decor if you’re not confident with DIY signs. It comes with the light box and letters for easy assembly! Getting the party floor is easier than you thought! Use our party projector to light up the whole room; turning it into a dance floor within seconds. Last but not least, our classic Disco light set with spotlight AND motor included is guaranteed to bring your party to the next level! Make it a party to remember!

Elly out!

LED “Up-Lighting” Makes Jack-O-Lanterns Glow Safely

It’s been called a Centerpiece Light.  Some call it a Vase Base.  I call it easy breezy portable LED Up-Lighting.  You’ve seen such vibey lights at wedding receptions, high school reunions and swanky night events.  But have you ever thought to use Up-Lighting with your Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns?  Oh yes, this is so great for parents with curious tiny humans running around.  No fire?  No problem:

Spooky cute!  Replacing candles with LED Up-Lighting is way too easy.  We just made sure to carve the pumpkin hole beneath its glowing grin.  That’s it!  Leave the top on your pumpkin this year- don’t carve up there, don’t even touch it, and let your LED Base work its magic from below.  Last Halloween, I paired this product with spooky bottles:

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 How ya like them poison apples?  I KNOW.  Too fab for words.  I’ve got some Tim-Burton-loving, DIY-haunted-house-constructing pals who are going to make use of this lighting effect year round — you’re welcome, friends.  And in case you weren’t sold already…

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MORE reasons why FBL Up Lighting rules:

No heat!  Fire is so last season, you guys, ditch those flames and never look back.

  • Pressure activated.  Unpackage, flip the switch, set your weighted decorative piece on top of your Light Base and *voila!*
  • Up-Lighting works wonders beneath bar bottles on display, ice sculptures, glass trophies, translucent works of art and so much more!  Creative types, I know you’re already brainstorming great ideas – do share in the comments below…
  • These LEDs are bright and long lasting thanks to 3 replaceable AAA Batteries.  Lights inside will shine like stars beyond the course of your event.
  • And check this out:  we’re open to your opinion about which solid colors to carry next.  What do you think, good-people-who-buy?  We’re pleased to offer Blue, WhiteMulticolor as you seen in the video, and now unique Purple for Glow Parties.

For dapper cadavers on a smaller scale, be sure to check out our LED Submersibles for an equally mesmerizing effect.  Tiny lights.  Big shine:

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Happy hauntings, light loves, have a wonderful holiday and STAY SAFE.

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TCB & DIY ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki

 

Dress Up Ugly Christmas Sweaters with Clip-On LEDs!

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Deck the halls with tacky sweaters!  Also known as Ugly Christmas Sweaters, but gosh, isn’t that a bit harsh?  Ugly Christmas Sweaters nowadays are less tacky, more funny and can get quite fashionable, plus they’re pretty simple and inexpensive to create on your own.  Viva DIY!  Last year I needed one in a jiffy, but scoured thrift stores too close to the holiday, found nothin’ but plain sweaters.  No biggee!  Took matters into my own hands:

Eat your heart out, Ugly Christmas Sweaters.  A plain sweater will do just fine when matched with creativity.  Needle & thread is all ya need to attach Christmas garland around collar, bottom hem & sleeve ends.  Or if you’re in a super hurry, consider safety pins.  For the final touch, clip-on LED blinkies and prepare to party.  I reinforced each LED clip with a dab of hot glue in the garland since I knew there’d be dancing at some point.  Can’t have my lights falling off mid-Running Man.  If flash is not your thing, consider our chilled-out Candy Lites with steady lighting – an Ugly Christmas Sweater favorite.

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A LIL’ BACKSTORY for those new to the U.C.S. phenomenon:  these things were seriously popular in the ’80s & ’90s.  No…seriously.  Without lights unfortunately.  Then as time progressed and senses of humor ripened, a massive second wind has taken over the nation, and this kitschy fad is here to stay.  It doesn’t get much nerdier than this.  And nowadays nerdy is way cool.  Right, Matt Damon?

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 Let’s check out more fab Christmas Sweater creations.  TGFL!  (Thank goodness for lights…they really do take this trend next level…)

Wellsphere put together an easy-to-follow tutorial.  Hey, I recognize that nose!

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Macaroni & Cheesecake’s take on an “Ugly” Christmas Sweater.  Very manly, plus extra fast (see the safety pins?  Ain’t no shame!).  Very resourceful.  TCB in a flash.

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Cassie Stephens says forget the sweater!  Keep it dressy.  Good call, girl.  I am so lovin’ this and vow to try it myself – thanks for the inspiration.

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A Preppy State of Mind kept with the skirt idea.  Bows galore – stick ’em everywhere!  Ya really can’t mess this up, for the “tackier” the better.  I prefer to call it festive.  Gotta try this with our fancy Fiber Optic Gift Bows!

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Nestful of Love came up with a grand idea for a DIY photo booth.  The backdrop is taped-up wrapping paper, and the prop is a big ol’ thrift store frame wrapped with LED string lights.  It’s almost too easy.  And absolutely effective.  Note to self for FBL‘s company Christmas party…

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This is JUST the tip of the iceberg.  If you’ve got ideas in the works but are unsure where to start, cruise Pinterest or Google Images and get inspired!  The selection is immense, most of it DIY (proud of you, crafters), and so much of it can be done spur-of-the-moment.  Should you need help assembling your own, hit me up in the comments below – I’m always here to help.  ‘Til next time!

TCB & DIY ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki

Time To Get Cozy! Fall Decor Has Arrived.

leavesHalloween’s long gone, the month is flying by and we’ve moved onto Fall Decor fit for a Thanksgiving feast.  Leave those uncarved pumpkins out ’til December, add autumn leaves in warm shades of amber, orange & red, plus a touch of glitter – gotta have that glitz.  And the final touch for fall decor to make guests feel right at home?  Inviting lights are key.  Make sure it’s LED!

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Cozy and safe, now that’s Fall Decor perfection.  Candles have been a holiday staple since, like, the beginning of time.  But the times are a’changin’ and safety must come first.  Pretty sure your Thanksgiving party will pass out in the living room after copious amounts of tryptophan a.k.a. turkey magic…and don’t even get me started on them curious kiddos (and pets!) who go exploring when the adults aren’t looking.  So won’t it be a relief to trust your fall decor is chillin’ safely as you “party” Thanksgiving away?  When it comes to hot flames versus cool LED lighting, LED always wins.

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Well lookie there, I improved upon something that was already pretty to begin with!  FBL’s Amber LED String Lights are so simple to add, this seriously took me 1 minute.  Its safe copper wire string bends into place and keeps its shape, so it’s great for wreath crafts, Christmas garland, all that holiday jazz.  Now that you’re familiar with 2 of our seasonal favorites, let’s check out more fun ideas to put ’em to use.  Props to the craft blogs:

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Revel Blog turned colorful gourds into tea light candle holders.  Brilliant!fall_decor2

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Spark & Chemistry taught us that Mason Jars + Mod Podged leaves = DIY candle holders.  Rustic chic!fall_decor1

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Style Me Pretty beautifully captured tea lights hung from rustic branches.  How romantic!falldecor6

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Refinery29 put LED wire string lights inside hangable terrariums.  Love that angular shape!  Anything prism shaped is going to accentuate your lights’ shine like WHOA.

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Cheryl Style‘s crafty cool ice bucket has nada to do with candles, nor lights, but I sure am in love with the idea.  Note to self: recreate with your own LED Ice Cubes, missy, DO IT.fall_decor3

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French Basketeer made their very own stairway to Heaven.  Hellooooo lovely CHRISTMAS decor!  It’ll be here in the blink of an eye, don’t fight the feeling…falldecorstairway

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We’ll be back with more fab DIY light decor as we get into the Christmas season, so  SUBSCRIBE to the FBL blog (upper right corner *wink*) and get automatic updates when we post new crafty goodness.  Love to the regulars – FBL appreciates you!  Many thanks, guys & gals.

TCB & DIY ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki

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Turkey Crafts Are Back! LED Turkeys Light Up Thanksgiving

You don’t have to be a child to enjoy Turkey Crafts.  What better way to bond with the kiddos this fall! It’s an adorable tradition:  remember tracing your hand as a kid and turning each finger into a colorful feather?  Then doodle a face on the thumb, sketch a pilgrim hat on top and proudly displaying that masterpiece on the fridge. Well nowadays, things have changed. Turkey crafts get a makeover!

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Check out our new & improved feathered friend.  I do declare it thee most fabulous of all Turkey Crafts.  The body glows a fantastical magical color changing light, and the body parts were simple to make with foam glitter paper found at the craft store.  Kids will love to use their turkey crafts as seasonal night lights, plus make extras to use as thoughtful gifts when visiting someone’s home for a Thanksgiving feast.

Here’s what you’ll need, crafty mamas & papas:

  1. An LED orb light globe from FBL (has flattened base, like a desk lamp).
  2. Kid safe scissors if your little one is big enough to help cut.
  3. Craft glue, strong double stick tape, OR hot glue if an adult is 100% in charge.
  4. A pack of glitter paper found at craft stores, OR construction paper, OR white paper your kids can color in themselves like a coloring book!  Options.  Love that.

Click on this image   >>>>>> to see the FULL SIZE printable template for your LED turkey crafts.  Before you print, check that it takes up 1 full page.  That will ensure his lil’ body parts print out the perfect size for our light orb.  Also take note:  the shape used for his feet are also the shape used for his wings, so make 4 of those total.

And there you have it!  Happy crafting, my friends!  Should you need any further tips to perfect your light craft, leave a comment below.  I’m always here to help and answer fast. Plus SUBSCRIBE to the FBL blog so you don’t miss a thing, and stay tuned for more seasonal light crafts!  Oh boy do I have much more in store for you…

TCB & DIY ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki

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Peace, Love and Bead Crafts!

beads3Bead Crafts knock my socks off. The low cost of wholesale Mardi Gras Beads keeps it cheap, while keepin’ it real with a whole lotta shine & bling.  Bead crafts can transform into seriously effective DIY party decor.  Remember beaded curtains?  Former flower children & alternative types know what I’m talkin’ about:  that sweet jingle jangle of plastic strands as you walk through a doorway.  There are a ton of New Orleans inspired bead creations on Pinterest, but this one reigns supreme, plus can be made to fit windows, neat-o.  I crafted my own magical doorway beaded curtain for Halloween using FBL glow beads – do you like?

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bead_crafts<<<  That’s right, amigos, I put that together from scratch with 3 things:  my trusty glue gun, a plank of wood, and a pile of beads.  That’s all you need for curtain bead crafts!  Oh, and patience, have plenty of that on hand, for it’s just repetitive motions once you have the materials gathered.  If you’re ready to dive into the world of bead crafts, get some strands from FBL to go all matchy-matchy like I did (took me 66 total bead necklaces), or go the more eclectic route and add old random beads from past Mardi Gras parades.

Let’s cut to the chase – here’s what ya do:

  • Cut each necklace so they’re now long un-connected strands,
  • Hot glue 2 pieces together to make an extra long strand,
  • Get a plank of wood to hot glue these stands to,
  • Repeat until your bead curtain is full enough to your liking, aaaand there ya have it.

Another one of my favorite bead crafts is archived in our blog from last Mardi Gras when I added our sparkly strands to the brim of a top hat.  Mardi Gras is year ’round for so many party people, so it’s never too early to re-visit this gem.  Special guest appearance by our cool copper wire LED string lights!  Battery powered for crafts, y’all.

DIYpartyhatBookmark us and join us NEXT TIME when we explore some easy DIY centerpiece ideas for your Thanksgiving table.  Don’t ya just love fall crafts!  We sure do…

TCB & DIY ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki

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Halloween Party Tip: Light Up Bottles For Eerie Mood Lighting

moon How do you doooo, boys & ghouls?  Can you believe it’s already time to prep for Halloween Party season?  Where oh where did the summer go?  And would you believe that a lot of our spooky Light Ups are selling out already?!  Dang.  Alright, enough with the questions, let’s get down to business and explore this incredibly simple & magically effective Halloween party tip. It’s my favorite for the spooky season, plus keep on scrollin’ to enjoy some past faves below, worth revisiting…

Now this spectacular light magic can be done with wine bottles (white over red), vodka bottles, tequila bottles, juice bottles, whatever yummy drinks you plan on treating your Halloween Party guests to.  If it’s translucent & the bottle heavy, it can & will be lit up by this new FBL favorite.  Being the frugal shopper I am, I hit the 99 Cents Store & bought a few decorative empties for my own Halloween party (I celebrate year round). The sloooow color change of our multicolor LED Light Base looks amazing in person:

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CaptureRAD.  The DIY paper labels were easy too.  With a quick Pinterest search, you can find lots of spooky drink labels.  I saved a bunch for y’all over on our Halloween board – check that out.  Each image takes you to the blogger who was kind enough to create & share their labels.  From there, all you have to do is print, cut, and tape or paste those babies on blank bottles.  Should our Multicolor Light Bases fly off the shelves this season, keep in mind we have chill steady blue, steady white, and our most recent purple LED Light Base that’s excellent for making tonic water glow.  Purple LED lights make neon containers glow too, much like UV lighting – extra awesome for Glow Parties.

Before you go, take a trip down memory lane.  Here’s more fun ideas for your Halloween party – click on each image to travel back in time:

 

Want a REAL unique costume this year? Easy-attach LED lights turn heads + help you win costume contests, yes, plural.  We’ve got clip-on LEDs, and flat-back LEDs for attaching any way you wish, crafters.

 

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Decorative decals or appliques, like this sparkly spider, can be added to Fiber Optic Light Up Hair Clips.  SUCH a Halloween treat – definitely got candy beat.  Don’t you dare skip this one – take a closer look at those magical fibers, folks…

 

 

Create spooky monster GLOWING EYES to strategically place in bushes and shrubs leading up to your doorway on party night.  Trick-or-treaters will go wild for this simple DIY special effect…

 

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Big ol’ scary toy spiders in glowing specimen jars, EEK!  The secret to this simple effect is stretched out cotton balls placed over submersible LED lights, or some prefer glow sticks.

 

‘Til next time, my light craft amigos!  Halloween PARTY ON.

TCB & DIY ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki

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Fun Party Favor Ideas: Fiber Optics Are Where It’s At

Hola, craft fans, welcome back for more fun & unique Party Favor Ideas.  Today’s little lesson is brought to you by an FBL product that remains great quality, looks visually stunning, AND is affordable even on a tight budget.  To bring this party favor idea to life even MORE so, I bought decorative appliques and hot glued them on the clip of our magical multicolor LED Fiber Optic Hair Lights:

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BOOM.  Party Favor Ideas will never be the same.  Decorated like so, or worn as-is with plain black clip, FBL Hair Fiber Optics really are amazing party pleasers.  Decorative appliques can be found in abundance at all craft stores, so in one trip, I got the pretty paper flowers shown above, fluffy feathers, sparkling snowflakes (for next blog post *wink*), rockin’ rhinestones, and glittery spiders in a web for this upcoming Halloween – how ya like them apples?

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Our hair fibers are luxuriously long as you can see, but –get this– you can trim them for shorter hair styles.  We last discussed that when I added these fiber optics to a pretty feather wreath  (*ahem* over here) > > > > > > > > >  so check that link before you snip snip.  This magical party favor idea is seriously great for all celebrations: every holiday, princess theme parties, regular ol’ birthday parties, even normal nights out on the town.  This subtle light product is an absolute winner.

brightideaBONUS fact:  FBL Hair Fibers have changeable batteries. Awesome!  Long as you keep the hot glue strictly in front, the backs will remain easy to access – just remove 2 tiny screws & refill with 2 CR1220 cell batteries.  You BET we sell wholesale bulk batteries!

So do you love it, or do you love it, DIY party planners?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, feel free to suggest something new to try with these (I WILL DO IT, love taking requests), plus stay tuned for Part 2 of Fun With Fiber Optic Hair Clips.  I’m decorating more as I type, got some winter themed SNOWFLAKES goin’ on, oh just you wait…snowflakes are ALL the rage right now…

TCB & DIY  ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki
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FBL’s TOP 10 New Years Party Ideas

What’s up, posh party animals!  Welcome to FBL’s Top 10 countdown.  Allow us to help you narrow down the grand selection of New Years Party Ideas floatin’ around out there.  NYE is thee greatest party night, when the future’s lookin’ bright & the world seals the deal with a smooch at midnight.  How optimistic of mankind, sign me UP.  Onward with our Top 10 countdown of the best New Years Party Ideas! Of course they’re all light up…

#10 – FBL’s jumbo LED cube furniture acts as both end table & seat, your choice.  They make party guests say “WHOA”, plus use them over & over again well into the year – they recharge!  Every night!  Comes with remote control too for color changin’ – swanky.new_years_party_idea_1

#9 – Champagne Flutes.  Naturally!  Not much else to say here but *CLINK* bottoms up!  Cheers, dears.

#8 – Should our Champagne Flutes sell out for the season (totally happens close to the holiday), then FEAR NOT, for we have 2 other lovely styles of color change LED Champagne Glasses, and then some – so many cool shapes, take your pick.

#7 – Magical LED Fiber Optics for your hair!  Small, affordable crowd pleasers.  I always have a couple in my purse, and when I clip them in at a bar or restaurant, EVERY lass in the place must know where I got ’em.  ‘Tis a lovely little product I stand by wholeheartedly.new_years_party_idea_4

#6 – What would New Years Eve be without some classic starburst-shaped LED Headbands?  It would be boring, that’s what. Perfect for both men & women, half come with blue flashing lights & half come with red flashing  lights.  If you’re looking for something a little more fabulous, might I suggest sparkling LED New Years Tiaras.
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#5 – Light Up Bow Ties for all dapper gentlemen in the house!  Ladies rock ’em too.  Many colors to choose from.  Aw yeah, high fashion.

#4 – Mega stylin’ Non-Light up Black Fedora!  Do you love it, or do you love it?  (Ya love it.)  We do too.

 

#3 – Body Lights” as we call them.  Mega affordable when buying for a large crowd, and our customers get crazy crafty with ’em.  These sweet FBL customers knock my socks off!  Some come as lapel pins, but we put our New Years body lights on a simple lanyard necklace so you don’t have to pierce holes in your nice evening wear.  You’re welcome, black tie events, got you in mind always.

#2 – New Year party shades, nuff said!

And the winnah winnah chicken dinnah of FBL’s Top 10 countdown of New Year’s Party Ideas IS…

#1 – Sparkling LED Fedora Hats, BAM!  Yes, those are our customers, and what a smashing event to have been a part of.  (Click the image to see it bigger & better…)  Light Up Sequin Fedoras are a show stopper every time, plus available in lots of colors.  Silver’s my favorite since it matches everything and looks like a disco ball…

 ‘Til next time, party people!

TCB & DIY ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki