DIY Led Flower Garland

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Introduction: DIY Led Flower Garland

About: I love to create and craft from all kinds of materials. I am inspired by nature.

I was inspired to create portable LED flower garlands that would be adaptable and somewhat weather resistant. This flower garland can be used for a variety of decorating purposes. I have used the garland to decorate a camping area, a canopy over a bed, and a bike. Create your own custom color palette for your own flower garland.

Supplies:

  • Variety of Paint Brushes
  • Variety of Acrylic Paint
  • Acrylic Sealer
  • Gloss Varnish
  • Many Plastic Egg Cartons
  • Strand of Led Lights with battery pack
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue
  • Dremel
  • Drill bit 3/16"
  • Trays
  • Paper Towels
  • Jar of water
  • Newspaper
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Goggles

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Step 1: Collecting Materials

Collect all the materials to start creating your portable led flower garland.

    • Acrylic Paint
    • Acrylic Sealer
    • Led String Lights with battery pack
    • Plastic Egg Cartons
    • Hot Glue
    • Hot Glue Gun
    • Sharpie
    • Paint Brushes
    • Trays
    • Scissors
    • Dermel
    • Drill Bit 3/16"
    • Goggles
    • Newspaper
    • Paper Towels
    • Jar of Water

    Step 2: Prepping the Egg Cartons

    Wash and dry the egg cartons

    Step 3: Creating Holes

    Materials

    • Tray
    • Goggles
    • Dremel
    • Drill Bit 3/16"
    • Plastic Egg Carton
    • Black Sharpie

      Draw on the center of plastic egg carton's cups to create a spots for drilling. Drill holes into the egg carton's cups, where you created the spots.Test the drilled hole size with the led light bulb. The led light bulb needs to move freely in and out of the drilled hole in the plastic egg carton. If the drilled hole is too small for the led bulb, just drill it out a bit more, until the led bulb slides freely from the egg carton cup. Please use proper safety protections such as goggles for eyes, and tray to protect your work space surface.

      Step 4: Deconstructing Plastic Egg Cartons

      Deconstruct and cut the plastic egg cartons into a flower shape.

      Step 5: Painting Flowers

      Materials

      • Paint Brushes
      • Acrylic Paint
      • Acrylic Paint Primer
      • Gloss Varnish
      • Jar with Water
      • Newspaper
      • Trays
      • Paper Towels
      • Paint Trays

      After all the flowers are cut, its time to prep the inside surface with clear acrylic primer of the flowers you created. After the primer has dried, now its time to play with a variety of acrylic and glitter paints. After you achieve the desired color of your flowers, its time to seal the paint with gloss varnish. After each layer of primer, paint and gloss varnish, wait for the flowers to dry.

      Step 6: Attaching Flowers

      Materials

      • Glue Gun
      • Painted Flowers
      • Led String Lights Battery Operated
      • Hot Glue
      • Tray

      Its time to attach the flowers to the strand of battery operated led lights.

      Insert the led bulb into the hole created by drilling. Hold the led bulb on the inside of the flower. Place hot glue on the back of the flower. Wiggle the led bulb around for a light coat of hot glue, so the led bulb and flower are attached to each other. Hold the flower and led bulb in place until the hot glue cools.

      Careful not to burn your finger tips.

      Step 7: Finished

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        2 Discussions

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        Penolopy Bulnick
        Penolopy Bulnick

        2 months ago

        I just love how colorful these are :)

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        sunshinemw314
        sunshinemw314

        Reply 8 weeks ago

        Thank you :)