|Chicago Botanical Gardens Outdoor Christmas Decor|
Chicago Botanical Gardens' Original Style
|Bright 5mm LED Strings|
These lighted LED Christmas balls are very popular decorations and are relatively easy to construct. Making crafts with Christmas lights can bring families together during the holiday season, and creating these lighted Christmas balls would make for a great family project. By coupling Christmas lights with chicken wire, you can make an outdoor yard decoration that exudes an elegant look for any yardscape. The supplies are simple: Chicken wire and some great 5MM LED light strings!
How to Make a Christmas Ball with Chicken Wire
|Christmas Ball Lights|
Once the sphere is created, wrap lights throughout it, securing them by weaving them in and out of the chicken wire. Make sure the end plugs are available so that you can run power to the Christmas lights ball. Christmas ball lights usually need one string per foot diameter if using LED lights, and two strings per foot if using incandescent. LED lights are highly recommended for larger balls, since the low wattage allows many more strings to be connected, and energy savings are significant.
Once the sphere is bright, hang smaller balls from trees with clips or zip ties, and place large lighted balls on the ground. These homemade outdoor Christmas decorations look great anywhere, so create many to brighten up the entire yard.
|Outdoor Christmas Decor with LEDs|
Christmas Ball Decoration: Chicken Wire with LEDsMany have asked, and now you know: Chicken wire balls coupled with LEDs create imaginative round Christmas lights for the yard.
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