Glowing Topiary-Ball Lanterns
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2010
Rope lights, which look as if they're filled with liquid beads, provide a smoother, more defined look than the standard string variety.
- 12-foot rope light by Hampton Bay, homedepot.com
- 12-, 14-, and 16-inch topiary balls by Pacific Wire & Supply, etopiary.com
Clear zip ties
Silver tinsel garland
Floral wire (optional)
1-inch-wide silver ribbon
Working from the bottom up, wrap lights along horizontal ribs of form, fastening with zip ties every few inches. [See image 2 above.] Wrap tinsel around form in spaces between lights, weaving through vertical ribs and securing with floral wire if desired. Trim excess tinsel.
Hang with ribbon, hiding excess cord behind ribbon.