Finding the Right Cups

sparkle ball cups

From your emails and my own trial-and-error, I know how hard it can be to find the right soft plastic cups.   Solo® brand  cups are just plain terrific for making a classic sparkleball.  Their unique shape means that 50 make a gorgeous sphere.   There are other brands that will work.  It’s really about the shape.  Big mouth, little base, slanty sides.  Above are cups I’ve used with success.

For some strange reason, solo-style cups are an American thing.  Sorry, rest-of-the-world.

Warning: many 9 oz cups do not work for the Original Sparkleball.   If 12  of your cups doesn’t make a nice circle for the first ring, don’t despair. Switch to instructions for hard cups or any-size cups to find the right formula for the cups you have.


more SPARKLEBALL DIY POSTS:
–  MAKE THE ORIGINAL SPARKLEBALL
–  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 ANYCUP SPARKLEBALL
–  CAN I HOTGLUE IT?
–  MAKING MINI SPARKLEBALLS
–  HOW TO STORE YOUR SPARKLEBALL

2 thoughts on “Finding the Right Cups

  1. The beauty of the soft cups is that you can staple them together. Making the half balls takes very little time once you have the hang of it. Putting in the lights is what takes all the time.

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