Light Up Your Space DIY

Whether it be a workspace area or a desk in your dorm room, everyone has their own personal space where they spend the majority of their time at. So why not make it special? FBL is here to help you out! Introducing…

We’re here today to show you a few tips and also products that come in handy when decorating your desk. We can start with our NEW and HOT, Pink Neon Love LED Sign!

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Spread the Love!

The Neon Decor makes for a great desk piece with a truly wonderful message to share with the people you love! Gift it to a friend going off to college, a coworker in need of a new desk or just get it for your own desk at home! It works as a great night light and comes connected to a USB port for easy usage! ( See it on our Instagram )


 

Get Groovy & Glittery!

Now, this lamp will bring your desk to a whole different level. We stare and play with this lamp all the time when we’re on hold, during a break and even just cause!

Give it a shake and watch the sparkly flecks swirl and float around for hours along with the slow changing LED lights. As you can see on the sped-up GIF on the right, the lamp is definitely the perfect accessory to have on any office desk. It’s affordable, no battery hassle AND comes in the perfect size for any desk.
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Are you ready for the next decor? It’s definitely one of our hottest product! To make up for the Marquee box you always wanted… we’re introducing our newest product yet:

6″ x 4″ Mini Marquee USB LED Lightbox!

You want to get these ASAP because they will sell out for SURE. This little mini LED Lightbox make the perfect stocking stuffer anyone of any age can use for the upcoming Holidays. Well then, it’s time to start decorating!

P.S. We also have a new 13′ USB Fairy Light made especially for Desk decor! Simply plug into your USB port and watch it glow! It’s ambient lighting so it’s slow changing and also not straining to your eye. It makes the perfect gift combo along with the LOVE neon sign! Okay, done for real now! XOXO

ELLY OUT!

DIY Light Up Pumpkin for Halloween Decoration

Everyone’s thinking about the Summer coming to an end.. but Halloween is the only thing on OUR mind! (I guess Octoberfest also…)

FBL is getting ready for one of our FAVORITE Holidays of the year by celebrating the classic tradition: Pumpkin Carving! But with a twist… LIGHTS! How’d you know? Let’s get started.

Step one is to find the perfect pumpkin for you obviously. We wanted to keep our pumpkins for a long time so we bought the craftable plastic pumpkin at the good ol’ Michaels.

Just look at that clean pumpkin; perfect size for the porch, outdoor, table decor and so much more! A quick tip here: Get into the Halloween mood with some Purple LED String lights, our Ghost centerpiece and a few of our LED Candles.

Back to Pumpkin Carving! Just search up any design you’d like online, or get creative and make your own! Just remember to create a big enough hole ( or leave room on the top or bottom ) to fit your light inside.

Now here is where the magic starts! We do have lights you could add into your pumpkin that’s smaller but why not go BIG. Our 2.75″ Deluxe Submersible is the perfect light to add to your pumpkin; just look at the color change! It also comes with a REMOTE so you could adjust your light speed to FAST for that party effect or SLOW for the eerie Halloween night effect. If you’re looking for a solid color, our smaller submersibles are a great replacement!

You only need 1 for your pumpkin! Don’t worry, your pumpkin will shine long and bright with one so share your lights with a pumpkin in need. And that’s it folks! You’re guaranteed to win that 1st place for your next pumpkin carving contest. Happy Halloween!

P.S. Check out our DIY Pumpkin carving video HERE. Happy Crafting! Elly out!

4th of July Decor DIY

Hello Crafters! Elly here.

It’s 4th of July, guests are on their way and you don’t have that epic entrance to wow them. What do you do? Introducing..

You’re probably wondering, “how on earth will I EVER do that?” Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s really not as complicated as it seems.

Things that you need: 4th of July leis 12159-RWB + LED String lights 11950-WT and the usual DIY kit: scissors and glue.

  

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You have to cut and wrap the leis around the String lights. Make sure the ends of the leis are secured so that the flowers don’t fall off! They should look something like this:

Beauty! At first, we wanted to decorate the table but realized it’d make a beautiful backdrop + entryway for all our guests! We simply taped the string lights around the door and ta-da! spontaneity at its finest.

Not done yet! With all the leftover leis, we decided to tape them up on the top of the door frame to create a beautiful drop for the entry. Looks something like this…

 

It doesn’t only make a great entryway for your guests but an awesome photo wall! Got two birds with one stone! Check out a few of our test shots below!

  

Check out how to make the other wall HERE. Love to see some of YOUR creative ideas! Tag us at @Flashingblinkylights to show us YOUR creations!

Happy 4th of July! ELLY OUT.

Tacky Christmas Sweaters: Still All The Rage.

Ahoy.sign_off_pic  Last we talked Tacky Christmas Sweaters, we explored how to improve an ordinary plain sweater with ever-enhancing LED lights.  Easy as pie.  Since then, Tacky Christmas Sweaters have taken off like a rocket ship.  There’s an insane amount of funny sweater designs out there, guys!  So it’s no longer a challenge to find something unique, and ya don’t have to break the bank to win that “Ugly” Sweater Contest.

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As FBL gears up for the annual company Christmas party, many of us are preparing our own Tacky Christmas Sweaters for a fierce competition.  We’re encouraging our team to GET WACKY with it, add lights & flare, there is really no other way!  OH there will be prizes & pictures!  Stay tuned for that magic…  In the meantime, check out this ol’ thrift store trophy I spruced up with Battery Powered Wire String Lights & old tree decorations.  BEHOLD the power of a glue gun and doo-dads!  Winner winner chicken dinner!  Someone’s going to feel very accomplished upon receiving this, lemme tell ya…

tacky_christmas_sweater2Here’s one of my faves from last year:  FBL customer service rep Awesome Adriana.  This kind-hearted woman took craftiness to a whole new level when she connected a stuffed animal to her Christmas Sweater for constant companionship.  Cute idea!  I spy even more ingredients needed for extra sass:  flower trim, sparkly ribbons and our LED lights for arts & crafts.  WELL done, girl, A+++.

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Here’s last year’s big winner, Vivacious Vero!  How’s that for team spirit?  She’s not only an essential part of our hard-workin’ custom print department, but she is a creative mastermind – just look at her use of our  Christmas Tree Wand! Love the slow color change Acrylic Snowflake Ornaments as well.  Above & beyond, this one.

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When I’m party plannin’, it’s only right that I opt out of the contest.  But I can still get into it!  Check this light up tinsel garland boa I wove together in under 5 minutes, thanks to our LED String Lights – same product used on the trophy.  I kept the battery house in my pocket, simple. In addition to FBL Lights, I am also a huge fan of cats with laserbeam eyes.

SantasHelpersHere’s a bonus shot of a rockin’ FBL customer who sports more than Tacky Christmas Sweaters, and she gets creative with larger products; not just the micro lights. This Christmas skirt’s got our slow color change Mini Gift Ornaments inside & around the layers of tulle.  Nooooo way!  YES way.  Those Glowing Gift Ornaments come in a larger size too FYI.  Now if that’s not thinking outside the box, then I don’t know what is.  Pun intended.

***UPDATE*** since our last company Christmas party:  the big winner of our DIY Ugly Sweater Contest is FBL customer service rep & marketing extraordinaire ANDREW DODSON! (son) ((son)) (((dramatic echo)))  Congratulations, mate.  It is an honor to work with such a creative dude and good person.  D-Trump, eat your heart out – get a load of that sweater…

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‘Til next time, amigos!

Happy holidays from all of us at FBL.  Y’all come back now, ya hear?

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NERD ALERT: FBL Geek Gifts Live Long & Prosper

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FACT:  Nerds love lights.  They’re the dynamic duo.  They go together like peas & carrots -nay- SciFi & Fantasy!  And FBL’s got surprisingly affordable Geek Gifts, so what a perfect partnership we’ve found in Club Cosplay.  They throw grandiose costume parties (for adults!!), immersed in pop culture & geeky goodness, plus they’re really branchin’ out from L.A. & coming to a city near you.  We sent our Cosplay buds some geek gifts in the form of LED Cheer Sticks, and photographer Jennifer Stockert captured the magic:

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Do these nerds know how to party or what?!  Our lights looked like mini sabers bouncing around the dance floor – ’tis a gorgeous sight.  And it was THEE coolest seeing handcrafted LED light costumes all about – this creative crowd knows what’s up.  Thanks to CC, we’ve been able to connect with even more families in need of geek gifts regularly, be it costume accessories for Comic Con, or party favors for their kids’ birthday parties, the next generation:

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Kid tested, party approved.  WELL done, parents.  Check out our latest geek treat:  The Pink Saber.  Pretty unique color, right?  It’s my new favorite.  This bargain-priced slim saber comes in classic colors blue, red and green too.

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MORE geek gifts you say?!  Why SURE!  We got that.  Here, follow me, let’s take a tour of the FBL classics:

futureshadesLED Futuristic Shades.  They boldly go where no shades have gone before.  Folks are gonna wonder if you can beam them up, or if they can take you to their leader.  So be prepared for the inquisitions, earthling.  Special thanks to Andrew & Jessie here for the customer action shot.  If memory serves me right, they were at a Devo concert.  Excellent use of your Light-Ups, guys!

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Next is our original & best selling LED Novelty Saber.  It’s got that “realistic” look going for it, plus way under 5 bucks a piece if you’re buying wholesale, and that cannot be beat.  Saber favors for the entire party without breaking the bank – everyone wins!!  Ya get color choices with this LED saber:  change its glowing steady light from blue to red to green, plus a separate button controls motion activated space battle sound effects.  RAD.

Connecting_Swords_bothDouble Sabers are legit.  Whether on the darker or lighter side of life, we’ve gotcha covered.  And BONUS:  these can be detached in the center.  Split ’em up for money savin’ purposes, or if your mini jedi-in-training is not yet tall enough for the almighty double saber.  Space sound effects go off all the while LED lights are powered on – so no separate button for sound on this one, OK parents?  The kids love it.

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For y’all action stars who seriously BATTLE, you should go with our Expanding Sabers.  This compact light sword comes in traditional blue & red, however multicolor rules MY world because of its warp-speed flash function that makes trippy trails as you wave it in the air, and its mystical magical slow color change – oh it is just dreamy.  So what’s its secret to withstanding the hits of play battles?  The answer lies in this informative special report.

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Now we mustn’t forget Space Blasters.  We’ve got lots of shiny sleek styles, all with spacey ray gun sound effects because that’s what our customers want. Some have spinning lights that hypnotize and mesmerize, some strictly blink & beep & boop & bop.  What’s unanimous here is they are SAFE and FUN. That’s the FBL way!

Well space folk, I hope you enjoyed my tour de jour of FBL geek gifts – this is just the beginning.  Special thanks to Club Cosplay and Jennifer Stockert – we send you light years of gratitude.  ‘Til next time…

TCB & DIY ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki

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FBL & Festivals: We Go WAY Back…

Y’all ready for Festival Season and LIGHT SHOWS?  Ay, we were born ready.  Bring on the light orders AND the savings!  As another glorious celebration takes shape, let’s get in the mood by taking a trip down Harmonic Light lane. While picking up annual lights for their festival last year, photographer Reid Godshaw was kind enough to shoot some of the FBL staff.  But this was no ordinary photo shoot…

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Wooooow, so magical, this rainbow light art gives unicorns a run for their money!  Reid really captures the essence and aura of his subjects, doesn’t he?  Totally inspires me to GET CREATIVE with my LED lights.  Check out Reid’s growing collection of photo albums over at the Harmonic Light Facebook page, where he featured another recent shoot that used our products – thanks, dude!

That’s all for today – must continue prep for Festival season already and underway. Be sure to CALL AHEAD, Ravers, so we can input your order over the phone, then your light goods will be ready to go when you arrive for pick-up.  1-888-755-9449, at your service.

TCB & DIY ~

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki

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FBL Lights Up The Official Dancing Man Celebration!

FlashingBlinkyLights.com is a proud & grateful sponsor of “Dancing Man” Sean O’Brien.  Can you believe what a difference he and his supporters have made in the blink of an eye?  It’s a movement to put an end to cyber bullying and JUST DANCE.  Heck yes, these are my peeps.  Let’s keep the viral movement going, kind party people, never forget!  For those who need the backstory on Dancing Man, check this out:

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Yes yes, y’all, kindness counts, and the official Dancing Man party we got to attend was just the beginning of something very special that continues to resonate with…well…the world!  To feel free on the dance floor is truly one of the best feelings one can experience, am I right?  Makes ya feel beautiful inside & out.  Our LED Light Up Cheer Sticks were the perfect accessory for this celebration.  Let’s get this party STARTED:

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^ Lady In Red, you are my hero. ^

And here’s Sean getting that well-deserved dance party of a lifetime!

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Be still my heart:

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Feelin’ it:
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Must give cred and big thanks to the Dance Free Movement, Club Avalon in Hollywood, and Kristeen LaBrot Events.  This one’s for you, Kristeen!  Unicorn Sisters UNITE:

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My bodacious dance partner for the evening made quite the impression on the dance floor:

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Feelin’ the beat or admiring our logo?  Most likely both:

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Havin’ the time of our lives!

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Bonus: Moby DJ’ed!  He’s been a big supporter of Dancing Man since day one – good on him.  He gets the unicorn stamp of approval.

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OH what a night!  ‘Til next time…

Be kind and keep on dancin’, light loves.

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki ~

Make Your Own LED Clothing! Yes You Can!

NEWS FLASH, light loves:  LED clothing does not have to be expensive.  It can be done on a budget – I’m living proof.  LED lights themselves are actually a total value, so what causes such high price tags on professionally-made LED clothing?  It’s the time, care & effort put into sewing around delicate wires & programming light shows, like in this video we’re such a fan of.  BIG UPs & credit go to thee artist known as Little Boots!  This dress is inspiring me in more ways than one…

Amazing, right?!  Hearts just shot out of my eyeballs, for that is LED clothing at its finest.  But alas I’m Queen Bargain Hunter and always hustlin’, not much time to make detailed, elaborate LED clothing.  So!  I had to come up with my own way of makin’ light up boss threads.  Eliminate the wires & bulky battery pack, add a clip to the back of each LED light, and whAmmy, you too can have your own quicky DIY LED clothing.  If you’re a creative costume maker, the possibilities are endless.  Check out the totally awesome light suit jacket lapels I put together in 5 minutes:

That’s 3.5 minutes to unwrap each LED light, 0.5 minute to pull out their safety tabs, and 1 minute to clip them on equal distances apart.  YOU’RE WELCOME, world.

If doing this for a play, a production, for Cosplay, or just an extra-crazy night out, reinforce your LED lights with simple thread & needle so you don’t knock ’em off during your sweet dance moves.

Another alternative is our fairy lights! They come in blue, white, pink and multicolor. They come with a thin battery pack so it’s easy to tape and hide, the wired string lights make it easy for you to sew or just wire into your clothing. 

When the party’s over & it’s back to business for your suit jacket or what have you, snip each thread loop & disassemble your homemade LED clothing…though you may not want to…and that’s OK.

Til next time, light loves!

~ Flashing Blinky Nikki ~

The Red, White, and Blinky

Everyone. Memorial Day is just around the corner and you will be barbecuing, let’s face it. Even if you aren’t planning on it, something will happen, you’ll fall into an apron with a funny phrase on it, and start pouring Worcestershire sauce on ribs before you can say “Lady Liberty!” And it’s a lot of responsibility, let’s face it, but little did you know until now, Flashing Blinky Lights is here to help.

Take, for instance, while your neighbors who don’t mow their lawn next door are busy with red solo cups; Imagine a glass of strawberry lemonade, but no ordinary glass, no, sir, but our new Red White & Blue Pilsner Light Up Glasses – SKU NO: 10320.

Let us not leave the adults in the dark either, when a nice whiskey on the rocks in our aptly named Light Up Whiskey Rocks Glass – SKU NO: 10529 can wash down the stress of a long cook-out.

But don’t limit yourself to just drinkware, people, because we have practical decorations and fun wearable items that can liven up any party and make the dance floor that much bright (or embarrassing the next morning, depending on how you look at it). From our brand spankin’ NEW! USA Stars & Flag Stripes LED Sunglasses – SKU NO: 11668 to the Triple Star Light Up Flashing Wand (Red White Blue) – SKU NO: 11150, kids and adults alike will have one heck of a time at our fictional barbecue.

In addition to decorating your faces and libations, desserts are also a major factor. Here’s an FBL oldie but goodie: The Champagne Jello Glass! With our Light Up Champagne Glass with Long Spiral Stem – SKU NO: 10483, take equal parts red and blue jelly and intercut them, like so, with your favorite whipped cream. Tasty? Tasty.

What you want, we’ve got. It’s true. You’re welcome, America.

Love,

Elly