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They are very cool looking, but I would worry about someone stepping on it and breaking the bulbs inside the tube.  I am a worry wart though.

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I had the same thought.  Maybe use it as wall art instead?

 

Also, you have a cord to plug it into the wall...meh. Interesting but impractical.

 

Might be interesting to use those tiny battery operated lights in a doily (you can get them at the Dollar store at Christmastime)...but just remembered they have a battery box thing attached, you'd have to get creative to hide that, maybe a big lumpy flower in the middle of the doily...hmm...

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I had the same thought.  Maybe use it as wall art instead?

 

Also, you have a cord to plug it into the wall...meh. Interesting but impractical.

 

Might be interesting to use those tiny battery operated lights in a doily (you can get them at the Dollar store at Christmastime)...but just remembered they have a battery box thing attached, you'd have to get creative to hide that, maybe a big lumpy flower in the middle of the doily...hmm...

I have seen this website before and I'm with Granny Square- wall hanging. I would never step on something like that.

For wall art: It would be cute to crochet a large Christmas tree or a Menorah or a snowman, all with lights inside! Probably hard on the hands though to crochet it up.

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I have to admit that every time I see a crocheted rug, especially in thick yarn, all i can think is how easy it would be to trip over.  And with this one, most of its reason for being will be gone once the lights burn out.

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Actually, this seems to be a very clever idea.  I like the aesthetics of the light coming through the crochet stitches/yarn.  As a rug it would seem to be rather bulky and somewhat unsafe because of the lights.  However, it is truly a great conversation piece.    As a wall hanging it would be lovely.  Even as a table accent for a Christmas village or maybe a smaller, thinner version to hang in a window.  Hmmmmm..... lots to think about.  Thanks for sharing.

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That is cool but I agree also, I wouldn't step on it either. What I was thinking though was changing out the colors and the pattern, like a lighted heart for Valentines Day or a shamrock for St Patty's day or even a light up Easter Egg, all flat of course. I think the rope lights may come in different colors. I have never used them though.

 

Roe

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It would look great for a table as a lighted centerpiece, I guess.

 

Thanks for sharing, Startigerlily.:)

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They mentioned in the directions that it might have been crocheted for a tree skirt.  THAT would make sense!  It's beautiful!

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Ah, that makes sense, and would be really cool.  Might be a little awkward to set up (since most tree skirts are split), but not impossible.

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Ah, that makes sense, and would be really cool.  Might be a little awkward to set up (since most tree skirts are split), but not impossible.

The split in the tree skirt  might be the ideal place for the cord!  ???

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I wouldn't mind getting a thinner led light cord. That way, I can create a fake Christmas tree display on the higher shelf next to the wall.

 

I wouldn't do it for an actual Christmas tree because of the fire hazard. Think about the gifts laying around under the tree, right on the skirt itself...

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What I meant was, the rug was made in a continuous spiral, so it had no split.  Those 'lights in a plastic hose' (I'm sure they have a cooler real name) aren't super bendy, or at least ones I've seen, so I think it would be hard or probably not advisable (wire kinking) to make a flat piece, turning the hose 360 degrees at the end of each row, to create a circle with a slit.

 

Tahlara posted while I was typing, I'm not sure about fire danger unless you put a super heavy item on it.  The plastic is pretty stiff & I think would hold up to the usual toy or clothing type of gift.  But, I don't think I'd put a box of candy on it, the hose might get warm...

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