I got this great idea from Jo K. – thanks, Jo, for sharing!
It’s a set of cute little mini-lights that use Solo plastic cups (3 oz. size) as shades. Once I gathered all the materials these took only about a half hour to make.
The light strand is a set of 10 – I found it in the Dollar Spot at Target – they came with either pumpkin or skull plastic covers and were $2.50. I also got the Solo 3 oz. plastic cups at Target – they have colored ones. You can see a bit of the green cups peeking out – they coordinate with the Cheerful Halloween Additions I used.
To make these first cut a plastic cup open and remove the top piece and bottom ridge. Use the middle of the cup as a template for your covers and trace around it on paper. Cut out the covers and stick them on the cups. I used the Creative Memories Photo Tape to adhere the edges of the paper to the cup – don’t use the CM Tape Runner for this project – it shows through the paper when the lights are on.
I used the Cheerful Halloween Additions which has 8 pieces of 4x6ish Storybox paper –each one big enough to cover one cup. I had 10 lights to cover and I didn’t want to cut into the 4 pieces of 12x12 paper that came with the kit so I used a few of the coordinating Storybox papers from the Cheerful Power Palette. The colors coordinate perfectly! I punched a few halloween shapes from the CM Halloween Micro-Maker and glued them to the inside of a few of the cups. This is what those look like when lit:
I also saw some blue cups that I think I’ll have to get and use with the Winter Cheerful Additions!
I’ll be up at the Novi Sheraton this weekend at Camp Crop-A-Lot – stop up & say “Hi” if you’re in the area!!