Eight Ideas for Easter 🌺🌷🌸

Here are some easy, medium and semi-hard ways to make colorful sparkleballs to hang at Easter or any other spring celebration. Click on the photo for more information.  This Pinterest board also has more ideas.

Black Beauty

 

Fran, my neighbor across the street, always rates my sparkleballs.  After all, she has to look at them.  The newest one scored an A+.    “Black Beauty,” as Fran calls it, is an Original Sparkleball with black cups inserted inside each clear cup.  The black cups are Hannah K brand from Amazon.  I intended to use them by themselves to make a black sparkleball for Halloween, but the ball didn’t come out right.  So I added them to a clear sparkleball.  This will work for any cup you can drill or make a hole in. As you add lights, put a black cup inside a clear one and insert lights through both. The Hannah K cups come in lots of cool colors which will be fun for the holidays.

 

 

 


More Halloween Ideas here and here.

helpful DIY how-to posts:
–  find the right cups
 tips for inserting lights
–  the best stapler
–  how to hang it – 1
–  how to hang it – 2
–  how to hang it – 3
–  using different lights – 1
–  using different lights – 2
–  drilling a perfect hole
–  how to get it really round
–  make The Original Sparkleball
–  make AnyCup Sparkleball
–  making Mini Sparkleballs

What’s Hanging Now – August

20160729_163006This one’s a little crazy.  Just because it’s summer and it’s hot and these spoons were only a few dollars at my favorite 99-cent store.  The inspiration came from Pink 20160728_155424Vintage, a shop in England, who gave their sparkleball a halo of glitter rays last Christmas.   I made a basic sparkleball with some old multi-lights and stuck the spoons between the cups.  Hotglue holds them in place.  That’s a good thing  about sparkleballs.  Plain or fancy.  They’re all good. While I was taking the photo,  a butterfly landed on one of the purple flowers :)

 

 


More things to stick on and in sparkleballs :)
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 helpful DIY how-to posts:
–  find the right cups
 tips for inserting lights
–  the best stapler
–  how to hang it – 1
–  how to hang it – 2
–  how to hang it – 3
–  using different lights – 1
–  using different lights – 2
–  drilling a perfect hole
–  how to get it really round
–  make The Original Sparkleball
–  make AnyCup Sparkleball
–  making Mini Sparkleballs

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What’s Hanging Now – July

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The Fourth of July is our biggest national holiday, but for me it’s about memories.  Of family gatherings, potato salad, fireworks, and Juliet marching in the Fredericksburg TX Fourth of July parade.  I’m far from my family now, so last year I painted cups to make a Fourth of July sparkleball.  This year I’ve added five red, white and blue mirrored pinwheels  (or whirlygigs as I prefer to call them.)  Poke them through the light holes, and you’re done.    Whirring and flashing all day, it’s like having my own mini-parade. Great fun! Happy Fourth!


helpful DIY how-to posts:
–  find the right cups
 tips for inserting lights
–  the best stapler
–  how to hang it – 1
–  how to hang it – 2
–  how to hang it – 3
–  using different lights – 1
–  using different lights – 2
–  drilling a perfect hole
–  how to get it really round
–  make The Original Sparkleball
–  make AnyCup Sparkleball
–  making Mini Sparkleballs