This is the job for you, if you’re looking Christmas decoration. Using some household substances and only Christmas lights, you can create sparkle balls for your dwelling.
Step 1: Collect your stuff
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Timing: 10 Minutes Price: $3 Topic: Easy
I used about 100 , fairy lights,plus also a (Optional) to make holes in the cups. If you don’t have or do not want to use a drill, then you can punch holes using possibly a screwdriver or an x-acto knife. If you are using something different to make holes, check to ensure that the holes are properly sized to your fairy lighting. It could be a true shame to build your whole sparkle ball simply to discover the lights do not match.
Measure 2: Put holes in your cups
I used an 11/64 sized drill bit to make holes in my own cups. By drilling through them, I managed to do 100 cups (in 2 groups) in under 2 minutes. As I mentioned earlier if you aren’t currently using a drill, then simply make your holes with whatever you are using.
Here is what each cup must look like after you have added your holes.
Measure 3: Staple them together
Employing a stapler in our office, I started building the ball. Be certain so that the cups stick, you squeeze all of the way down when stapling. I found it easier to staple as far down away from the lip of the cup as possible.
In order to make a ball, I simply place the second row (and third and fourth row. .) Of cups round the first row. That, combined with the gentle incline shape of this cup, made it simple to make a ball.
Following is a picture of a ball. You have to make two halves when you have added the lighting, and attach them.
Because my holes were the identical size as the fairy light bulbs, I managed to pop them in and all of them remained in place. They will be held by a drop of glue in position if you realize that your holes are too big. Force the lighting in, if you realize that the gap is a little small they won’t drop outside. You might have to make it larger when it’s really small.
Voila! These are all safe to hang outside.
They are strung by us all along our porch to get a really WOW effect you’ll be able to view from the street. I really hang them with a piece of series I tie in between 2 of those cups. You can save these from year to year!
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