Guest Blogger #884, Entry #2078, March 6, 2013
If you are looking for a beautiful and inexpensive way to decorate your home, consider decorating with tea lights. There are literally hundreds of things you can do with these simple and low-cost lights.
Why Tea Lights?
First of all, if you are looking for a way to save money, tea lights are a great choice for decorating. Most of the time, a battery operated tea light will cost you right around a dollar. If you buy them in bulk, you could probably find an even better deal.
Another great thing about tea lights is the special ambiance they create. Many people use tea lights with deco poly mesh or ribbons that come in an array of colors and styles. This craft material is perfect for creating festive environments for weddings, parties, and other events. No matter where you place your tea lights, you will notice a much softer and more peaceful atmosphere in the room.
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In terms of safety, battery operated tealights are virtually 100% childproof. They function without an open flame, while providing you with the same beautiful light qualities. This is a great option for people who are worried about having a potential fire hazard.
In short, there are many reasons why tea lights are so popular for decorating. Read on to learn 5 creative ideas for decorating your home with tea candles.
1 – Tea Light Luminaries
For a fun and festive feeling, you can use your tea lights to create luminaries to be placed down the pathway to your house. To make tea light luminaries, you will need the following supplies:
- Paper bags
- Tea lights (battery operated or live flame)
- Tea light holders
It’s very simple to make tea light luminaries. Simply put a few inches of sand in the base of each paper bag and set one tea light (in its holder) inside.
2 –Fruit And Vegetable Tea Light Holders
If you want to do something a little more creative inside your home, try using a fruit or a vegetable to create a holder for a tea light. This can be a fun choice for parties and holidays, but you can use it any time of the year.
To make a tea light holder, simply hollow out the fruit or vegetable and place the tea light inside. For the best effect try to leave as much of the fruit or vegetable intact. Also, make sure that the tea light is placed on an even surface to prevent it from tipping over.
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3 – Floating Tea Lights
Floating tea lights are a popular choice for weddings and holiday centerpieces, but you can use them virtually anywhere inside your home. Simply fill a glass vase or bowl with water (or some other liquid), and float the tea light on the top. For a fun effect, fill the bottom of the bowl with rocks or marbles, and float a gerbera daisy along with the tea light.
4 – Romantic Tea Light Chandelier
If you want to create a romantic atmosphere in a particular room, use your tea lights to create a chandelier. Unless you are particularly crafty, you may want to purchase the chandelier. Fill each holder with a tea light, and hang the chandelier from the ceiling.
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5 – Create Your Own Tea Light Masterpiece
Hopefully these ideas have helped you to think of some of your own creative decorating strategies. When you let your imagination get to work, you can think of tons of ways to decorate your home with tea lights.
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