A Bright Idea

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So there is a wonderful little item on the market that you might just add to your wishlist this holiday season… Michael’s sells Submersible LED Lights.  Have you ever heard of such a thing?  These little lights are so fun.  I placed them inside Cranberry Rosemary Arrangements and they just made the whole thing glow!

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Cranberry Rosemary Arrangements

For these arrangements, I used empty mason jars for my vase.  I placed a ring of rosemary in the bottom of the jar and then dropped a light or two in the center at the base.  By doing this, the lights shine through the greenery of the rosemary and the rosemary hides some of the light casing.  Remember to turn on your lights before you do any more steps, as the arrangement will need to be taken apart in order to remove the lights.

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Then drop a couple handfuls of fresh cranberries on top of the lights and fill the jars with water.  Adjust the water and cranberry amounts until you are happy with the amount of space between the floating cranberries and the rosemary at the bottom of the jar.  (In a few of the jars I inserted a few sprigs of rosemary that I had tied together with hemp twine to add to the height of the arrangement and maintain the natural evergreen look I was going for.) DSC_0034 DSC_0035

Lastly, tie a burlap ribbon around the top of the jar.  These arrangements are beautiful as well as wonderfully aromatic!  Happy decorating!

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2 thoughts on “A Bright Idea

  1. Clever, classy and just so much fun!  We can never have enough sparkle at this time of year!

    Love you and your neverending surprises!!!

    CJD

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