Win first prize this year for the best roses with this spectacular display of easy-to-make lights. If you cannot get hold of strings of large bulbs, you can easily make smaller roses for fairy lights.
Warning: To avoid any fire risk, use only outdoor LED lights with these light shades. As they are made from card, these rose lights are suitable for outdoor use only in good weather but can be used indoors.
EVERYTHING ALICE by HANNAH READ-BALDREY and CHRISTINE LEECH, published by Quadrille (Â£14.99, paperback). Cover illustration by HANNAH-READ BALDREY. Photos Â©TIFFANY MUMFORD
Welcome to Wonderland Enter the magical world of Everything Alice, where nothing is quite as it seems! The tales of Alice in Wonderland provide the inspiration for a charming and original collection of 50 makes, ranging from a hand-sewn rabbit toy and pompom-decorated slippers to a papercraft party invitation tea set and cut-out-and-keep dress-up dolls. Who wouldn't be seduced by a red polka dot frilly apron to wear while baking cupcakes fit for a king or a heart-shaped pinboard to house precious keepsakes, all designed and made by Christine Leech and Hannah Read-Baldrey. This book is the creative must-have for any Alice lover, whatever their age.© 2013 Hannah Read-Baldry / Quadrille · Reproduced with permission.
Cut a 42cm diameter disc from each sheet of card. Find the centre point. With paper scissors, cut a rough spiral shape starting at the outer edge and working into the middle. Keep the lines of the spiral between 10cm and 14cm apart, but it is fine to have a slight wave to the edges.
Cut a small hole in the very centre of the spiral. Feed your light bulb through this central hole in the card spiral. With the first section of the card spiral, form a cone around the bulb and staple to secure, avoiding all wires.
Continue spiralling the card around the bulb. Staple the shade at further points to secure, twisting and tightening as you go.
Repeat for each rose, alternating between red and white card. For greater impact, make more than one string of lights.