The gazebo is pretty on it's own, but since everything else is going to be decked out, why not gussy it up too. I started with the gazebo, tulle on a roll, a nifty LED wired floral spray and a silk hydrangea bush. I found the LED lights in the floral section of Jo Anns. According to the packaging, they're meant to be added to silk vase arrangements. Maybe it's just me, but I think that's kinda odd - when was the last time that you had a floral arrangement come with lights? But anyway, I liked that the lights are battery powered and figured that I could do something with them. And after playing with them a little, I thought they'd look lovely going around the gazebo, softened with a bit of tulle. Here's how the decorating was done...
Bend the LED light spray into a crown/halo shape and use the tulle to bind it to the gazebo - go around twice with the tulle to really soften the lights and create a bit of pouf
Insert ugly green battery case into a standard white jewlery box (the kind you get when buying earrings or bracelets at a department store) to hide the ugly green-ness
Tie the ends of the tulle (used in step 1) into a pretty poufy bow
Hot glue three hydrangea sections onto the gazebo above the door and add a little tulle pouf to the very top (I forgot to take pictures of this part - I simply cannot hot glue and operate a camera at the same time).
Stand back and admire your work :) I like this so much that I'm trying to find a spot in my house to put one. I'm thinking a Halloween one would be fantastic - imgine black tulle.. orange lights.. I feel another project coming on ;)