Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I Have a Bright Idea . . .

I had an accident.  Oops . . . the wind blew the Christmas tree on my front porch over and bulbs on the string of lights broke.  This caused the entire string of lights to no longer work.  I could just throw the whole strand away.  But that's when a light bulb (pun intended) went off in my head.  Hmmmm...I have an idea...

I started with two strands of tangled lights with a few broken bulbs.  But why throw it all away when you can repurpose part of it.


So  I removed all the intact bulbs . . .

And found a large vintage jar amongst my many stashed away items.  And when I say many, I mean many.  Just ask my hubby!  LOL!

I grabbed some birch twigs and some glittered twigs I already had.

All I needed now was some items for a little extra embellishment.  Greens, ribbon and vintage ornaments.  Hey, I'm really getting into the ribbon and greens thingy.  Watcha think?  You impressed?  Ha!

So here you go.  An arrangement made from discarded items, and items laying around the house.  Not bad heh?

I think the vase looks great in my kitchen.  Whatcha think about the marshmellows in the vase?  Lucky I don't have any mice around (I have three cats)!

So next time, think out of the box.  Don't use the typical clear rocks in your arrangement.  I think you might be surprised at what you'll find!  

Beyond The Picket Fence


Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Clever, as always!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

lori miller vintage design co said...

Love. Love. Love.
I am really diggin' the jar, the bulbs AND the twigs. Throw in a little burlap and it would be right up my alley!!
Merry Christmas! It was great chatting the other day - miss you.

LuLu said...

I love your light bulb idea!!!! So cleaver and your kitchen is just beautiful,
Merry Christmas,

Anonymous said...

Love it! I know I'll be "borrowing" that idea.

Take care , I hear you have a big storm headed your way
Merry Christmas

Karen said...

That is really very pretty, what a great idea. Love the song, by the way! Merry Christmas!

Fash Flood said...

Oh no I just threw away a very similiar "broken" string of lights! What a beautiful idea Lynette! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Great idea Lanette and it turned out so pretty! Hope you had a great Christmas. Enjoy your week!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Free is good! I threw a bunch of these away in November :(.

Zane Wooder said...

I'm sorry to hear about the fall. That happened to me although luckily the lights were ok.

-Zane of ontario honey


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