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Promoting Your Event with LED Lights

LED lights are an eye-catching and innovative way to draw attention to local events. This year, take your events beyond decorating the façade of your business or wrapping the landscaping in rope lights. Those time-honored decorative techniques will still add excitement to your event, but to really make some heads turn—get creative!

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Learn to Make Wedding Table Decor: LED Flower Arrangements & Firefly Jars

For safety and liability reasons, wedding and party venues are more regularly not allowing candles in decorations, plus outdoor events can make candles impractical due to wind and other weather issues. LED lights provide a safe and beautiful alternative, with battery operated strands and micro dots making them easy and portable to use. Learn, step-by-step in this SlideShare how to make attractive LED-enhanced flower arrangements and firefly jars to light up your table arrangements! Continue reading Learn to Make Wedding Table Decor: LED Flower Arrangements & Firefly Jars

Dazzling Retail Displays: Decorate with LEDs

Retail store owners hoping for a way to boost sales may want to consider something other than mailbox fliers and advertising campaigns. There’s a way to dazzle your customers so they won’t just walk on by. This type of visual merchandising is eye-catching, creative, safe, and a cost-effective marketing tool—LED decorative lights. Continue reading Dazzling Retail Displays: Decorate with LEDs

Summer Festival Magic: Decorating for Community Festivals

A Festival Every Night…

Summer is the time when people enjoy the magic of outdoor festivals. It’s been said that there are so many festivals in this season that a person could easily wander his state and hit a festival every night from June 1st to September 1st. If you’re a festival goer and love to get in the full festival vibe, why not check out Promotion Choice fanny packs so you have this core festival item ready to go! Most communities have their share of art festivals, wine festivals, community concerts in the park, and food festivals. But there are some that are noteworthy. Continue reading Summer Festival Magic: Decorating for Community Festivals

Outdoor Patio Parties for Summer Fun

Outdoor Patio Lights and Party Themes Make the Night Special

Your patio is the extension of your living room. And summer, with extended hours of daylight, is the perfect time to extend your parties out onto the patio, deck, and into the yard—and with the right lighting, the party can extend well into the night! Following patio furniture design trends is a great way to keep the party rolling on outside through the night!

Outdoor patio lights and special party themes will make your outdoor summer parties memorable. We also recently looked into Architectural Fibreglass Mouldings, as we want to create a new patio outside, that will hopefully be stylish and built-to-last.
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Creating Ambience in Restaurant Outdoor Seating

The Ambience that People Want

Restaurants with outdoor seating offer something that people want—the outdoor dining experience. A leisurely lunch, an evening celebration with friends, or a romantic dinner are more appealing in an outdoor setting with ambience. Whether it’s a rooftop terrace, an intimate outdoor café, an outdoor wine and coffee bar on a second story patio, an elegant restaurant with a breathtaking lake view, or a table for six at a covered beer garden — restaurants with outdoor seating are in demand. Continue reading Creating Ambience in Restaurant Outdoor Seating

Completed DIY Patriotic Star Frame

DIY Patriotic Star Frame

1-Patriotic Themed Frame
We got this from a local supplier – If you cannot find something locally, we can supply in many design options. Please contact us at 1-866-492-4330 with your specific size and design request.

2-Packs 4” Black zip ties (100/pk)

2-#45622R-B Premium Grade 5MM Red, Pure White, and Blue 70ct. LEDs
Additional Supplies – Needle Nose Pliers (tightening/cutting zip ties) & Extension Cord (powering lights while working – Always install/work with the lights on)

Before starting each color, you will want to open the set of LEDs – Stretch the set out, which will make it easier to work with.
Your starting point will vary based on your exact frame – It is best to determine your “path” before starting, as it is easiest to make one continual “line” instead of having to back track, which results in doubling up on lights you have to hide/cover. You will want to start with the first bulb on the set, following the male plug.

You will need to zip tie each bulb to the frame, as this will keep them “standing up”, and all spaced evenly. The bulb will be on the front side of the frame, positioned so if the frame was hanging the bulb would be pointing out at you. You will then zip tie, the wires coming out of either side of the bulb socket to each other, making sure the frame is in between the wires – FIG. 1 & 2

You will want to continue along the frame, zip tying each bulb at an even spacing. Once the frame is completely lit, you may or may not have extra bulbs. We had 4 extra bulbs that we ran down the bar on the left side of the frame – Which worked out for our frame, but for your design it might not. (FIG. 3)

I personally did not want to see those 4 bulbs, so I used the 5MM No Glow Caps to hide them. (FIG. 4)

These caps aren’t just for “extra” bulbs – You can use them to cover any bulbs you don’t want to see – Look at the difference it makes when the lights between the stars are covered. (FIG. 5)

Once you have all the bulbs where you want them, you can now make sure your zip ties are tight (a needle nose pliers is real handy for this, and saves your fingers!), and can cut the “tails” off. You will also want to zip tie your plug connections in place, so they don’t hang or come unplugged.
Now all you need to do is hang it, plug it in, and enjoy!

Light Up Your Summer Party

Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to get outside and soak in the sunshine. People tend to go out to eat less in the summer and invite friends and family over for meals instead. After all, why not play host and enjoy some lively conversation and good food outdoors? Do you have a longstanding girls’ night out? Invite everyone over for cocktails on the patio! Retirement party or family birthday party? Have a cookout! What better time to invest in things like teak patio sets than Summer cookout season? Planning your summer party will be a cinch with these tips.

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Outdoor Wedding Magic

It’s that joyous time of year. When the snow finally starts to melt. The trees start to bud tiny bits of green. Spring is in the air and that means that brides-to-be everywhere are anxiously counting down the days to their big day. Spring and early summer are the best months for weddings, especially outdoor weddings. The right decorative atmosphere helps to make your outdoor wedding magical and memorable. Continue reading Outdoor Wedding Magic

Celebrate America’s Birthday

July 4th—it’s not just another picnic.

In a humid, stuffy room in the Pennsylvania State House over 300 years ago, a group of men in wigs and suits met to finalize changes to a special document that declared separation from England. It talked about individual freedoms. But that meeting itself didn’t include much pomp and celebration. It was pretty solemn—this could mean charges of treason, loss of property, suffering and death. Continue reading Celebrate America’s Birthday