When I saw the whimsical dragonfly string lights at Target recently($12.99), I knew I had to find a way to use them this summer. I imagined them more in flight, hovering above some flowers than strung up. I knew they would look best at eye level than high above. So I created a centerpiece in a rectangular crate that was only 7 inches high. The dragonflies could be admired up close this way and light up the night at a backyard party. In a wooden wine crate I had lined in plastic, I placed 3 pots of celosia plants. I chose these flowers because their blooms are abundant, they flower all summer and have a lot of leaves I could use to conceal the wiring. They are also sturdy flowers that could support the dragonflies without having to use any stakes. I added a few curly willow branches and some moss covered twigs(Michael’s) to pin a few of the dragonfly lights above the flowers. To secure them I used some floral clips like you find on orchids. While working I connected a dark green extension cord and lit up the string of lights so I could gage the effect. This also ensures the electrical connection will be where you want it when you’re finished. To fill in any gaps around the plants I used florist moss and moss covered styrofoam stones. The final centerpiece is dazzling and whimsical. Sure to bring a little magic into any summer fête.