My kids always love colorful lights. You can see my youngest butter baby peeking through the window in one of the photo's. How about your children, do they love twinkle lights?
Here's a fun project for you and your family for this "trick-or-treat" season.
What you will need to make ONE tree:
1 large planter
1 bag of sand
Black spray paint
2 - 50 - 100 ct orange lights
Sticks from the woods (on your family walks look for downed trees and branches)
1. Spray paint the planters if they're not black already - I added an orange stripe to my pots.
2. Spray paint the branches black
3. When the branches are sufficiently dry wrap them carefully with the strands of lights (you don't want to break all the little twigs off. That's what gives the spooky trees character.)
4. String the lights through the drainage hole in the bottom of the pots, stabilize the branch and then add the sand. This will give the pot weight and keep your tree in place.
5. Cover the sand with black mulch. That gives it a more finished look.
Voila! Another inexpensive, seasonal delight.
...and GUESS WHAT?
I'm the lucky winner of the October Girl's Loft kit giveaway from this blog. It's one of my very favorites! I can't wait to get those lovely paper products!
Thanks for stopping by Blue Sky Confections!