I partnered with Jasco Products and Acorn Influence to introduce you to Enbrighten Café Lights.
I love pretty outdoor lighting. There’s a shopping area nearby with gorgeous outdoor areas, covered in cafe lights. I’ve always wanted my backyard to look like that, so I’m excited to add my new Enbrighten Café Lights. Cafe lights can also be easily updated for a party, like I did with my coffee filter flower party lights.
Enbrighten Café Lights by Jasco come in a variety of sizes to fit your space. They’re also impact resistant, weatherproof and built to last with continuous use. Plus they’re LED, which means they’re not producing the heat of a traditional bulb. That makes them ideal for this project.
To make your own coffee filter flower party lights, you’ll need:
- Enbrighten Café Lights by Jasco
- Coffee Filters
- Food Color
- Rubber Bands
I used neon gel color to dye my coffee filters. Take any container large enough to hold the coffee filters and add water and food color. Make sure the color is completely dissolved by stirring well.
Place the filters in the colored water and let osmosis do its thing. I did pour a little extra colored water in the middle of the filters, and towards the end I turned them over to get all of the edges. Other than that, it’s a matter of letting things sit. I was going for a light wash of color. If you’re looking for something bolder, use more dye and make sure everything gets plenty of time to fully absorb the color. You’ll notice that the different dyes reacted differently on the filters. Flower petals are full of variations in color, though, so it all works!
After everything has absorbed the dye, squeeze out any excess water and spread them out to dry. Once they’re dry it’s time to cut.
Grab a small stack of filters and fold it into eighths. Cut out petal shapes-a wide variety of rounded and pointed shapes works well. How many filters you can cut at once will depend on how sharp your scissors are when you’re cutting.
Cut a notch into the filters while they’re folded in half to give you a way to slide them over the lights.
Load up each light with a rubber band and a variety of filters. With a little experimenting, I discovered that six filters was perfect.
Gather the ends of the filter around the base of the bulb and secure with the rubber band.
Fluff out your petals and they’re ready to hang!
The lights look just as pretty on as they do off!
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