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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Plastic Drinking Cup Mini – Lights

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.
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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. 
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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:
img_0529  img_0532   I also saw some blue cups that I think I’ll have to get and use with the Winter Cheerful Additions!
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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!!

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