Little City Lights
Crafty Home Decorations
Four watercolour-style card home decorations. Assemble, insert a battery-powered LED light and enjoy their warm, cosy glow.
Authentic watercolour design.
Simple and fun in assembly: no glue or tools required.
Each house accommodates almost any low-voltage, battery-powered LED (not included). Whether it's a string of fairy lights or a tabletop LED tealight, Little City Lights will be compatable.
Little City Lights come disassembled in a vinyl sleeve. Besides saving space and staying clear of nasty plastics, this makes them perfect for retro lovers.
We also offer a flame retardant variant. These houses are treated with a water-based, non-toxic fire-proofing spray, which creates a flame retardant barrier on the card. Flame retardant Little City Lights are suitable for use anywhere, including Christmas trees, and passed flammability tests in an independent UK laboratory.
With 3 day standard delivery, Little City Lights are the perfect family gift: From a neat ornament, to a crafty ice-breaker at dinner parties, to a clever 3D puzzle the whole family will enjoy building and admiring.
Three plain white card home decorations. Decorate, assemble, insert a battery-powered LED light and enjoy their warm, cosy glow.
Let your Creativity Flow: Each house comes completely blank, ready for an infinite range of design ideas.
Simple and Fun in Assembly, with no glue or tools required
Each house accommodates almost any low-voltage, battery-powered LED. Whether it's a string of fairy lights or a tabletop tea LED, Little City Lights will be compatable.
Little City Lights come disassembled in a vinyl sleeve. Besides saving space and staying clear of nasty plastics, this makes them perfect for retro lovers. In other words, all the qualities of standard Little City Lights, but with a extra-crafty twist.
Good to Know
GOOD TO KNOW
Each of the houses in each set can be assembled without any glue or tools. Check out the 'Assembly' section for more on this.
Once assembled, each decoration can be placed on any battery-powered LED light. Thanks to the thin card and festive artwork, the complete Christmas village will produce a warm, ambient light effect.
Your new decorations come packaged in a stylish vinyl sleeve, perfect for gifts and vintage/retro-lovers.
Little City Lights are 100% recyclable and 100% designed and made in the UK.
What Are They?
Little City Lights are a set of vintage-handmade-style house ornaments
How Do They Work?
Little City Lights are put together without glue or tools, and can be displayed in some weird and wonderful ways!
Each house is assembled in around 10 minutes, by folding over the 2D net and inserting 'keys' into 'locks' to form the 3D structure. All Little City Lights come with detailed, step-by-step instructions, which are also available as a video here:
Little City Lights White can be coloured and assembled, or assembled and coloured... or just assembled and displayed! Blank minimalism looks great too. The idea behind them is for us to provide the shape, and for you to populate it with any design you want!
All our products can accommodate an LED light through an opening in the base. The opening is designed to firmly grip and balance the house on a string of fairy lights. To accommodate a larger tabletop LED candle, simply make a small cut to the 'cross' in the base to increase the diameter of the opening as required.
You can even hang Little City Lights up! Simply pass a ribbon through convenient little holes in the roof.
Little City Lights started off as Christmas decorations.
We are some of the first designers to use card products on Christmas trees. They look magical when they glow and are a brilliant gift for anyone who'd like to put something truly unique on their tree.
To be able to do this, we invested in a flame-retardant spray that is compatable with card products. And it worked - Little City Lights don't catch fire"
We offer this flame retardant variant as an optional extra. Simply select this option in the shop.
Unlike the standard variant, flame-retardant Little City Lights may be used on Christmas trees.
Flame retardant Little City Lights are treated with a non-toxic, water-based, odour-free solution. They do not catch fire. They are nearly as easy to assemble and look identical to the standard version.
Flame retardant products underwent compliance testing in an independent British laboratory. Test results can be viewed in the website footer.
How Are They Made?
The design and development process is done by hand.
We use watercolour paint to echo the vintage aesthetic of mid-20th century crafts. We worked to make assembly both fun and accessible, so we ensured that it does not need to involve the use of any tools. Instead, we perfected a die-cuttable design, which is both simple and functional.
Little City Lights are made of carefully selected card, which has the following qualities:
The texture of watercolor paper.
Thin enough to allow enough light through for the decoration to glow.
Rigid enough to simplify assembly and ensure durability.
We litho-print Little City Lights to preserve the fine watercolour detailing, down to the individual brush strokes.
At the end, we package them into our signature vinyl sleeves and post them directly to you!
In the 1950s and 60s, like many others, our grandparents made their own festive decorations.
They became a sort of icon in our family around Christmas time. It feels satisfying that nobody else had exactly the same houses and they always bring back warm childhood memories.
Our family continued this tradition every year, since we think there's something inventive, satisfying and cozy about handmade decorations.
And so, we had an idea for a brand: A range of sustainable and stylish ornaments, inspired by handmade decorations from the days of a not-so-commercialised Christmas.