Friday, 21 September 2012

DIY: doily lights

I love the twinkle of fairy lights and if only they were slightly more energy-efficient and less of a fire hazard, I would fill my entire room from floor to ceiling with them. But when used in moderation, they still look good and definitely add a warm glow to any room. So, here is my little craft idea that I use as decor in my own room - DIY doily lights!

You only need three materials: 1) a strand of lights, 2) paper doilies in different sizes, and 3) scissors! 
 
First, hang up the lights in the area you want them. Use your scissors to cut a small slit or hole in the middle of each paper doily. Then, simply place the doilies through the lightbulbs and secure with clear tape if needed. For an extra touch of whimsy, you can glue tiny paper hearts to your garland or write your favourite quotes on the doilies.


My doily lights are hung along the top of my white vintage dresser. If you noticed, I only took close-up pictures because my room is ABSOLUTELY CHAOTIC (as usual). Yesterday, Mr. Potatohead looked around my room and said... you know, on your blog, your room looks so clean and vintage... BUT IN REALITY... (exasperated sigh). Poor guy. He's put up with over six years of my mess and I think it's time to get my act together.

In order to motivate myself, I've decided that I will not post any more art or DIY projects until I thoroughly clean the piles of miscellaneous objects I'm currently drowning in. Perhaps this blog is actually a source of procrastination since the time I spent writing this post could have been used to clean. (oops)... 

So dear readers, be patient with me! Maybe I'll post quick room updates in the meantime so you all know the dust bunnies haven't gotten to me yet. And when I finally finish cleaning, I'll post pictures so you can all joyously celebrate with me because I think this room-cleaning business is going to be the hardest DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECT that I will ever undertake. HAHA. Seriously. I'm not even going to show you "before" pictures of my room condition but if you've ever seen an episode of HOARDERS, then you get the idea. =P

wish me luck!

-laura


13 comments:

  1. Laura, check out this crochet lace lights, you can do the same using the doilies. It's beautiful! http://www.etsy.com/listing/102564367/venise-lace-faux-chandelier-pendant-lamp?ref=correlated_featured

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    1. WOWWW!!!! that vendor is amazing!!!!!! thanks for sharing Angel... now I want to make my own ;)

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  2. Hello Laura, I know this is quite random to comment on your latest post, but I just found your blog(s) through your DIY bracelet holder! I then proceeded to scroll through the rest of your blog(s) and you are amazing! Easily my favourite blogger now.
    You used to live in Singapore, did you? I did too, and I find that it was harder to express my style back there. Do you know of any thrift stores in Singapore? I'm extremely curious. :)

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    1. hi Rachel!!! Thank you so much for your kind words!!!! I'm going to visit ur blog and post a more thorough response to your questions now haha. =)

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  3. This is too cute! Humm would be a great idea for wedding decor too.


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  4. oh my this is just so cuteee!!! following u now! followback? :)

    http://calitahin.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oh this is so lovely! I have that same issue with my bedroom, I think I need to somehow find a way to keep it clean and organised. It's just so darn hard to sometimes..


    A Closet of Chaos
    xxo

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    1. haha totally agree... i need some sort of magic organization solution to my mess!

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  6. Aw I love fairy lights, they make a room so romantic! This is a really cool idea, thanks for sharing :-)

    Fashion Burger

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  7. Very cool DIY, definitely want to try it. xx

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    1. thanks aisha! let me know if u do try it! ;)

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  8. I am in love with your photos!! <3

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  9. These are so, so cute!
    Definitely going to give them a try. :D
    You have a lovely blog and your wedding posts are so beautiful you are making us wished we were the ones getting hitched!
    We are new followers.
    JS xx

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