Holiday lights are great, but they have several major flaws:
- You need to find a place to hang them that is near power
- You need to remember to turn them on
- They are ugly when they are not turned on
- They use power
My alternative to hanging holiday lights this year was to make some eco (no power) amigurumi lights. I am so happy with how these turned out, that they make me smile and give me as much holiday cheer as the electric ones!
I made this string of holiday lights by following this pattern for a light bulb ornament from Crochet Cafe Patterns. I ended up only making a string of 5 because I wanted it to fit a doorway or small window. I connected these lights with an 3 stitch I-cord.
Keeping with the eco theme, I stuffed these light bulbs using old plastic shopping bags (that already had holes in them so they were useless for kitty litter).