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Create Dazzling Holiday Decorations With Christmas Lights and Plastic Cups

Did you think that a normal plastic cup would ever have a use that wasn”t associated with beer pong?

Neither did we.

Neither did we.

Light up your home this holiday season with a gorgeous chandelier of lights. These glimmering holiday decorations look like complicated works of art, but in reality they”re incredibly simple to make. Using only plastic cups, Christmas lights, zip ties, and hot glue, you can make a “sparkle ball” in whatever size you choose. Check out the abridged instructions and examples below.

The final product is colorful and bright. Let”s see how they”re made.

The final product is colorful and bright. Let

Drill a hole in the bottom of each cup for the lights. You can attach cups to each other using a drill and zip ties.

Drill a hole in the bottom of each cup for the lights. You can attach cups to each other using a drill and zip ties.

Or, you can hold the cups together with clothespins and hot glue them to each other.

Or, you can hold the cups together with clothespins and hot glue them to each other.

Attach cups to each other until you”ve created half of the ball. Then insert the lights.

Attach cups to each other until you

Once you”ve built both sides, glue or zip tie them together.

Once you

Plug it in and watch it shine!

Experiment with different colors and cup textures for unique looks.

Experiment with different colors and cup textures for unique looks.

Watch a timelapse of a sparkle ball being made here:

For a more detailed how-to, go here.

These decorations are festive for the holidays, but could definitely be used as outdoor accessories or funky chandeliers all year round. I”m seriously thinking about making one of these now. Will you make a sparkle ball for the holidays?