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Enchanting String Lights Centerpiece

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Crickets chirping…….

Fireflies aglow……

Nice conversations….

Yummy food and drink make for a perfect evening on the screened porch.

What creates the perfect ambiance is the addition of string lights. I have them strung in a cascading way  on the interior of the porch. This allows them to also be enjoyed while on the patio area. Solar string lights are perfect strung on small shrubs in pots when a power source is not easily accessible.

You can even purchase dainty battery operated lights that are handy when planing a centerpiece.

Today I'm sharing how I created my Enchanting String Lights Centerpiece with a few simple items all found at your local craft store. 

I adore collaborating with Taylor over at Porch.com. Porch is your go to spot for home improvement needs and inspiration. My last collaboration for their blog was my thrift store French Country End Table.

 

Decorating with string lights with Porch.com bloggers!

 

Be sure to check out the links at the end of this post to visit the other string light inspiration posts from these other bloggers participating today!

 

Decorating with string lights: Moss Sphere Tutorial with Our Southern Home

 

The lights cascading in loops have been there about 4 years and work perfectly to this day! They put off a beautiful light at night. We never turn on the overhead lighting! These give us all the light we need when enjoying the porch. A few candles complete the mood.

 

Decorating with string lights: Moss Sphere Tutorial with Our Southern Home

 

The centerpiece in the first photo was made with the following items. Of course I improvised throughout the process and added a couple more items as I went along.

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That's kind of how my creative process works. 

Material needed for this centerpiece: (most of this I had on hand)

  • 3 larger grapevine spheres
  • 1 smaller grapevine sphere
  • sheet moss 
  • Spanish moss 
  • floral wire 
  • 1 strand of dainty wired battery operated lights and batteries( 2 pictured, but only needed 1)
  • plastic grocery bags
  • scissors
  • thrift store basket tray or similar (optional)
  • small Mason jar
  • fresh or artificial flowers

 

Decorating with string lights: Moss Sphere Tutorial with Our Southern Home

 

This part was an afterthought, but worked fabulously. I needed to stuff the spheres with something so that I only had to have the moss on the outer edges. No sense in spending money on stuffing the entire sphere with moss. You could even use newspaper.

Then cut small sections of the green sheet moss and work into the open spaces. To hide any open spots were bags may show, fill in with Spanish moss.

Once complete. Wire the 3 larger spheres together with floral wire from the center so not seen.

Wire the smaller sphere to the top.

You can cheat a bit. Areas on the bottom and interior sides  don't need to be done.

Then wire 1 strand of the sweet little lights around the wired spheres.

I then placed the arrangement on top of a basket tray that I already had. It fit perfectly.

In the open spots around the bottom, I placed 3 small Mason jars.

Just fill them with water and insert the flowers of your choice. 

 

Decorating with string lights: Moss Sphere Tutorial with Our Southern Home

 

Voila! I now have a simple natural looking centerpiece. With the tray underneath it, it becomes portable.

 

Decorating with string lights: Moss Sphere Tutorial with Our Southern Home

 

The wires are dainty and have a bend to them so you can mold them to the centerpiece.

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Decorating with string lights: Moss Sphere Tutorial with Our Southern Home

 

It can essentially be used all year-long with seasonal flowers. Even mini pumpkins would be precious in lieu of the mason jars.

 

Decorating with string lights: Moss Sphere Tutorial with Our Southern Home

 

Would you believe that these daisies from the grocery store are over a week old! So worth the small amount of money. Change the water everyday or two for longer lasting blooms. 

 

Decorating with string lights: Moss Sphere Tutorial with Our Southern Home

 

The next couple of photos were taken at dusk so you could better see the lights.

 

Decorating with string lights: Moss Sphere Tutorial with Our Southern Home

 

Really makes for an enchanting evening.

 

Decorating with string lights: Moss Sphere Tutorial with Our Southern Home

 

You can see more of the screened porch HERE.

 

Decorating with string lights: Moss Sphere Tutorial with Our Southern Home

 

Pinning is much appreciated! 🙂 Be sure to visit the other fabulous string light projects below. I know I can't wait!

 

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Our Southern Home  

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Persia Lou    

Upcycled Treasures    

 

Be sure to visit Porch for the complete round-up and more inspiration for around the home!! 

 

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7 Comments

  1. Beautiful, Christy! I love how this looks at dusk. I think I’d be tempted to turn it on every night this summer to enjoy.

  2. there is something so magical about lights on a summers night. perhaps because we always associate them with holidays but I just love hanging lights at this time of the year. you have the most amazing screen in patio. Love it!

  3. I love me some moss so this project definitely hits close to home. Now I’ve just gotta get my hands on some of those grapevine spheres. I especially love how enchanting it looks. Thanks for sharing!

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