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I need something for Christmas for my front window, especially since I destroyed the stain glass thing I was going to put up (sigh).  On Pintrest, someone pinned a floor lamp, made with rope lights and rope.  Lovely, yet boring.  I avoid boredom. So I decided to take the basic premise, and add my own twist to it.  One twist was based on a scrap fabric rug I made years ago, and another is based on the fact that I just put up new shower curtain and realized that here was a great source of plastic yarn (plarn:  http://www.plasticbagcrafts.com/make-plarn/ ).  So here is How to Make a LED Star Winter Flower.
 
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Step 1:

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Supplies:
2 - 18ft. LED Rope lights (your choice of color)
Zip ties
A frosted shower curtain (a clear one would do, too)
Rotary cutter
Cutting mat
Straight edge
Safety pin
Scissors

Step 2:

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If your rope lights are neophytes, please take them out of the box and get them as straight as possible.  If they maintain the curl they got from being in the box, your star will have a twist to it, which is neither attractive nor easy to work with (trust me I know).  My rope lights were first, turned on, to make them warm and easier to work. I then strung them along the stairs and hall all night.  This contributed to their being straight.

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First cut the shower curtain into a bunch of 1½ inch strips.  I used by rotary cutter and mat, with a straight edge to make this a quick and easy project.  I used about half of the plarn the curtain provided.
blossom92832 years ago
This is soo pretty
craftknowitall (author)  blossom92832 years ago
Thank you.