Today’s battery operated LED lights allow you to make all kinds of decorations for the holidays without the need for cords running to electrical outlets, and without the worry of having hot bulbs up against something flammable. The photo above shows a truffle dish that I fill with gold balls every year for our table centerpiece. The difference this year: I interspersed a string of battery operated LED lights with the balls so that it glows beautifully on our table every evening.
There are several types to choose from. They all have a switch to turn them on and off; some use a small watch battery (included); others, like the ones shown here, use AA batteries. These have a timer on them. They stay lit for 6 hours from the time you turn them on, then turn off for 18 hours before automatically coming back on again. This allowed me to bury the unattractive little box with the batteries in it in the bottom of the balls without the need to reach the on/off switch every evening.
The possibilities with these lights are limited only by your imagination. There are more examples below: I have interspersed some into a green centerpiece that I put out on my counter every year. They are also great for putting into glass “construction blocks” that you can purchase at Hobby Lobby – again, because they are battery operated, they can be placed anywhere.
Enjoy creating. Shalom!
The blocks below are made with vinyl I created using a Silhouette Cameo. To learn how you can create these for yourself, or to place a custom order, shoot me an email!