We call them "Tumbleweed Lights"

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Here are a few of the “tumbleweed lights” I made to get ready for the holidays. These would make awesome centerpieces for Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as general ambiance.

They are a set of battery powered LED lights running on AA batteries. The globe is simply a 4 inch glass Christmas ornament.

Thanks for looking!

-- Brady, Texas,

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#1 posted 11-21-2017 03:57 AM

love them.where did you get the lights??? would like to make some for gifts.

-- wiser1934, new york

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#2 posted 11-21-2017 04:06 AM

The LEDs come from Amazon here: .
You can get the bulbs from Amazon as well here:

-- Brady, Texas,

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 11-21-2017 01:07 PM

Great idea. Those are really cool and could have a lot of applications!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-21-2017 05:18 PM

These are beautiful. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 11-21-2017 09:51 PM

good idea and nice job.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 11-21-2017 11:30 PM

Really great idea – centerpiece, mantle decorations, bookcase, end table or nightlight. Rustic live edge bases, or smoothly finished, or carved. Painted or stained or unfinished, with clear or colored glass balls. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 11-22-2017 12:05 AM

Can you run them on ac power? or are they battery only?

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#8 posted 11-22-2017 12:22 AM

The ones I used are battery only. However, you can always use an LED light strip like this one:

The nice things about these is that they can also be powered from a power block like

I rarely go anywhere without a power block for either my phone or display lights.

For this purpose, anything other than battery powered lights defeated the purpose of simplicity, but the options are endless as Leafherder said.

-- Brady, Texas,

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#9 posted 11-22-2017 02:03 AM

Pretty neat idea! Nice work.


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#10 posted 11-22-2017 02:31 PM

I like the fact that you kept the wood rough hewn and highlight its natural character where possible. I think that works well as a contrast to the glass… It all just comes together right.

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#11 posted 11-22-2017 11:52 PM

Brady , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 11-23-2017 03:34 AM

Great idea. Thanks for sharing and also thanks for the links. May have to try something like this. Very nice work.

-- John T.

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#13 posted 11-23-2017 03:45 AM

Very nice! Gives me an inspiration for the holidays :-)

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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