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DIY Grapevine Lighting Balls- What a BRIGHT Idea!

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How to create grapevine lighting balls:
I wish I could dream up a better name other than...
BALLS.
I can create them, hang them, make them look pretty with lights, but I haven’t dreamt up a REAL name for them yet.
I am stumped. I need a name that doesn’t make me *smirk*
Any ideas?
So far, it’s balls.
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I have a really cool DIY to show you. In this next photo, don’t judge this lonely ball all by itself. It's just to give you a drift of what is ahead.
I need to get you all revved up for this DIY. I know you would rather sit in your jammies and sip your coffee.
Yeah. I know how you roll.
These little crazed balls may not look like much as you create them, but they are stunners when they are lit at night. They also look FAB in the garden. They are organic in nature, so they can definitely take some abuse. Wind, rain, snow ~ no problemo Missy.

Grapevine is built to weather the storm. Strong and sturdy wins the race. No, that is slow and steady wins the race. Whateve. I didn’t tell you I was smart.

WHAT YOU NEED :
Grapevine.
See? Easy. Need help finding grapevine? If you are Canadian, it is everywhere. Like. Everywhere. It is like a wild weed. If you are not Canadian, don’t fret. Grapevine is abundant.
You don’t have grapevine??
You can BUY a grapevine wreath and take it apart to make the same balls. The good news is that the grapevine wreath already has the ’round’ shape. Just unwrap the wreath and voila you have grapevine supplies to make a ball. Man, you are smart.
Let's be friends.
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Grapevine is easily found on fence rows, growing up trees, taking over gardens at a home near you. It’s like an invasion of the body snatchers. If you plant a wee stem of it one year, you will have a grapevine house the next year.
If you are not near grapevine, don’t give up. Don’t fret. I can save your butt ONE MORE TIME with this alternative.
Yes, a plan B.
You can make
WIRE BALLS. Snicker.
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Here's what you'll need to make the grapevine balls
SUPPLIES :
1. Grapevine

2. Wire
3. Wire cutters
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4. Beach balls ( a few varying sizes )
Buy varying sizes of BALLS. Immature. I am. Make sure you buy the kind of beach balls that you can deflate. The variety of sizes means that you will have a variety of finished sizes of grapevine balls.
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5. Twinkle lights.
You know the kind. Little wee white lights, with a GREEN wire. One box of 50 white mini lights is a good amount to use per ball. Don’t buy the ones with the white rope/wire. Those will look stupid. Mmm. I retract that statement. If you spray paint your grapevine balls white that could be super funky.
I LOVE WHITE. I write about white design ideas on my bloggy all.the.time.
I have a problem.
Enough about my problems.
Let’s get crackin’ on those balls.
*snicker*
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6. Chain, twine, rope &/or extension cord to hang the balls from the trees.
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Want to know more on HOW TO CREATE GRAPEVINE LIGHTING BALLS??!! Oh hells yeah!!

Full instructions in the link below... come and say hellooooooooo
Lynne xo

To see more: http://www.lynneknowlton.com/diy-grapevine-lighting-balls-what-a-bright-idea/

Got a question about this project?

  • Abcconsignmentshop

    I do this at Christmas, but didn't think they would look appropriate throughout the year, but they do especially if your having a rustic outdoor party/dinner.

  • Dena
    Dena Saint Joseph, IL

    Fairy Sphere's

  • Jessie
    Jessie Dundalk, MD

    Your hysterical.. great balls too !

  • Carol Kiern

    WHAT A GREAT IDEA, I BET THEY ARE SO PRETTY AT NIGHT . THUMBS UP !!.

  • Sot Otter

    Love this! Thanks! Very funny too :) x

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