Right now, do it yourself decorating is at the height of popularity. All you need to do is turn on your television or laptop. Home decorating shows, blogs, and social networks like Pinterest, provide thousands of unique and affordable ideas. With winter just around the corner, many people are looking for easy ways to help your home look welcoming and festive. As the days get shorter, decorating with lights is a great way to go. During winter months, there are fewer hours of natural light. By using tea lights and other decorative sources of illumination, your home can seem like a paradise amidst the cold weather.
Different Types of Tea Lights
One of the reasons that tea lights are a popular alternative to other types of candles is that they are enclosed in a canister, meaning they will not drip wax. This makes them a great decorating piece for any room in the house. They can even be used in wreaths and centerpieces. Traditional tea lights are also available in different colors, sizes, and with various aromas and other features.
Battery operated tea lights are also a great option because they do not pose a fire hazard. LED tea lights burn for 50,000 hours or more so you can plan to use them season after season and year after year without needing to purchase replacements.
Enclosed Tea Lights
One of the most common ways to decorate with tea lights is to place them in some sort of container or holder. You can even create your own tea light holder by hollowing out a small pumpkin or gourde, an apple, or another type of fruit or vegetable, depending on the season and your decorating theme. Although tea lights may be mostly enclosed, their glow will be just enough to draw attention to your handmade centerpiece or decoration.
Placing tea lights in a glass holder is one of the most classic options. Whether you are using fine crystal, colored glass, or even clear glass, the radiance of your tea light decoration can add elegance to any room. You can easily purchase glass containers for tea lights at a local thrift store or online. You can use one that was specifically designed for use with tea lights, or repurpose another type of glass.
Rows of Light
One of the best ways to decorate with tea lights is to line them up along a window sill, countertop, or on a table. Using multiple lights is a very striking choice that looks great in many different areas. You can even use them outside to decorate the walkway up to your house, or create a border around a pool area or patio in your backyard.
Another classic choice for decorating with tea lights is to place them in a decorative bowl or vase filled with water. By adding another decorative element to the bowl, such as flower petals or citrus fruit, you can create a simple, yet lovely, decorating piece that will add elegant luminescence to your home.
Using these basic ideas, you can create your own decorations using tea lights. With a little bit of creativity, tea lights are one of the most affordable and attractive home decorating elements.
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