Friday, October 28, 2011

Paper cup light swag

I've been waiting to find a string of christmas lights with white wire instead of green.
They were nowhere to be found during the summer but I did find some in black
which would be perfect for my halloween idea.

These cuties turned out just as planned and I see an endless possibility for them!

To make them I used:
3 oz disposable dixie cups
glue stick
paper of choice
scissors and pen
cardboard for template
set of string lights 

1. Gently take apart a cup, it's not difficult.

2. Use the open cup to make a template out of cardboard then trace your shape onto your patterned paper.                                  

3. Use a glue stick to attach the paper to the cup. 

4. Make a small hole in the bottom of the cup to push the lightbulb through.  You'll see the light inside the cup, now you've got a tiny lampshade for your bulb.  Carry on with each bulb till you're done!


1 comment:

  1. This is a really cute idea! Thanks for the front porch feature!!!