Christmas Decorations 2015: Merry & Bright With Battery Operated Lights

The one thing good about getting the Christmas decorations in place a little early is that between now and Christmas I can continue to add to, mess with, and tweak things…<rolling eyes>. 😉  Just kidding, once things are in place, I normally don’t mess with the creation too, too much.  But, I have to say that I’ve discovered these wonderful little battery operated mini light strands at Walmart this year, so some tweaking I did yesterday.  I’ve used battery operated strands in the past and they lasted for all of a day before they burned out and I got frustrated with them. Like everything else in the world, *they* <~~~those people who tweak these sorts of things~~~ must have improved the workability of these spiffy lights as they perform a ton better now-a-days and I’ve found that they add just a touch of ‘somethin’ somethin’ to a few of my wreaths and centerpieces. They add a subtle glow in the evening hours that just calms my very being. 🙂  I’m always all about accent lighting and how it warms a room right up. So here we go…

Here are the two types of lights that I found, they come in “Warm White”, “Multi-Colored”, and a array of solid colors, i.e. red, green, and blue. Also, there are different bulb counts, I used 18, 36, and on the larger bulbs, 20 count.  They range in price from $4 to $6 (for the larger bulb variety)…

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They come with a battery pack which is easily hidden in wreaths and centerpieces. They also have built in timers and once they are turned on they automatically turn off after 6 hours. (So I put them in place and waited for it to get dark outside before turning them on)

Also,  the timer has 3 different options…”Timer Fading”, Timer Flashing”, or “Timer Steady On”–I set mine to “Timer Steady On” just because ‘fading’ or ‘flashing’ would drive me bonkers:

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Here are some examples of how I’ve utilized these little lights…

This wreath hangs up on the mirror above the fireplace, I have a set of the “Ultra Slim” lights (36 count) on that wreath.

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I used a set of 18 multi-colored lights for this little arrangement…

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I used a set of 18 warm white lights for this arrangement…

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I used two sets of 18 warm white for this arrangement…

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One set of 18 warm white lights brightened up this little centerpiece nicely…

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I used 2 sets of 18 multi-colored lights for this centerpiece that sits on the kitchen island…

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I added one strand of 18 warm white lights to this little arrangement that sits in the powder room.  It sure brightens up a room that has no natural light…love it!

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I wanted to brighten up a couple of my wreaths as well, again, I just snugged the battery pack down into the wreaths and actually caught the wire into one of the twist ties on the work wreath.  It worked like a charm.

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And I used two sets of 20 warm white bulbs on this next wreath.  This wreath is huge, over 30+ inches around…

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So, there we go, I only tweaked a few things, but the warmth that a silly little battery operated light strand brings to a room is just amazing. 🙂

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**

7 thoughts on “Christmas Decorations 2015: Merry & Bright With Battery Operated Lights

      1. I enjoy it as well. I have been blogging off on for two years. Blogging about all my adventures with my sweet, sweet man.
        By the way… I just started decorating for Christmas. I love it! Such fun!

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  1. I have been checking out some of your Blog posts Nancy, and you have gone on some wonderful adventures. 🙂 Good luck with your decorating…it is so much fun, and I love the ‘feeling’ to give to the house, warm, cozy, and comfortable. 🙂 🙂

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