LED Project: Making a Light Up Flower
In this easy, introductory tutorial we’ll use LEDs to make a light up flower. You can wear this as a pin or hair accessory, or create a bouquet to be used as decoration. This example uses plastic, which creates a sturdier flower, but you can also use a semi-transparent fabric like tulle. I used a white LED and white plastic for this example, but you can use any combination of colors to create your flowers.
If you’re just getting started with LEDs, take a look at my Introduction to LEDs first.
3. Fold the middle of the petal to create a small hole in the center of each piece. Repeat this step for all the pieces. Next, test that your LED is working. There’s nothing worse than building something to realize the LED is dead!
Now we’ll create the center of the flower. This step is optional: it will slightly dim the overall brightness, but adds a softer diffused look.