Project

Glowing Topiary-Ball Lanterns

Glowing Topiary-Ball Lanterns

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2010

Introduction

Rope lights, which look as if they're filled with liquid beads, provide a smoother, more defined look than the standard string variety.

materials

  • 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

steps

  1. Working from the bottom up, wrap lights along horizontal ribs of form, fastening with zip ties every few inches. Wrap tinsel around form in spaces between lights, weaving through vertical ribs and securing with floral wire if desired. Trim excess tinsel.

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  2. Hang with ribbon, hiding excess cord behind ribbon.

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