So, Christmas may be over for the year, but this is an awesome idea for next year’s holiday decor, and frankly it’d actually look pretty cool hanging or sitting around any time of the year (I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas lights for ambiance year round). All you need is 50 clear plastic cups, a drill, some staples, and a string of 50 LED Christmas lights (they need to be LED lights since these burn cool and will not create a fire/melting hazard).
This video will teach you in an easy-to-follow four and a half minute tutorial how you can transform these everyday supplies into a beautiful Christmas light ball. The plastic cups reflect the light so that the ball really shimmers. It’s an eye-catching item of décor, and will really be a hit at next year’s Christmas party. You can do it in any color combination of lights that you want, and achieve a beautiful effect.
Personally, I can’t wait to try this one! Have fun!
If you are having trouble with your cups cracking using the drill, try what I did because I had the same problem. I used a rod I use for etching or burning wood, plug it in and it makes the perfect hole..Hope this works better for you.
The type of plastic cup is important.... some bend when squeezed, some crack when you squeeze them.... use the bending plastic cups!
I made these years ago and we used a wood burning tool to make the holes and to join the cups.