Introduction: LED Heart Boquet Inserts

In this instructable, I will show how I made LED hearts to make a Valentine's Day flower bouquet a little more unique.

The idea for how to make the LED's came from this instructable:
How to make LED "throwies"

Step 1: Cutting the Hearts

First thing I did was cut out a heart stencil out of a piece of paper and I traced it onto a piece of scrap wood.

Using my handy rotary saw, I cut out the hearts. Then I sanded the wood to make the edges smooth.

Step 2: Painting

I spray painted the hearts with a cream color and splattered it with red spray paint.

Of course, this step is optional since decoration is up to whomever is making the project.

Step 3: Parts

I used the exact parts mentioned in the instructable that I linked to in the inrtoduction.

Red LED's, 3V lithium batteries and the hearts.

Step 4: Installing the LED's

I drilled a hole through the hearts with a bit that was the same width as the LED's and used super glue to hold them into place.

Step 5: Installing the Batteries

The LED wires were bent and connected to the battery. For the photo, I used clear tape as an example, but I went back and replaced it with blue painter's tape since it held better.

Step 6: The Stem

I used copper wire to make a stem and held it on with more tape.

The painter's tape will make it easier to remove the battery later for recycling when it runs out of power.

Step 7: The Finished Project

I inserted them into a bouquet for a unique touch.

The lights were really easy to make and can be adapted into limitless projects.

Comments

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sunshiine (author)2011-09-04

love this! Thanks for sharing. I enjoy playing with led's

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-14

Very (very!) brilliant idea. Even better, you could add in a switch, then you could keep them, and they wouldn't burn out very fast just having them there! Great job, I like so much that I might have to try this out if I can get some LEDs... very low supply I have right now... very low.

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1up (author)GorillazMiko2008-02-23

Get some off ebay; I purchased 105 LED of assorted colors (White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Ultraviolet.) for only $12.00, and that includes shipping! By the way, I got 15 of each color. Pretty crazy considering Radioshack charges almost $5.00 for one blue LED!

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