Super Bowl Sparkleball

I’m not a big football fan, but my friend Carol is, especially with this year’s Super Bowl happening in her backyard.  She felt like the perfect way to kick off the festivities was with a gold (official color of Super Bowl 50!)  sparkleball.   Carol opted to go the spray-paint route.  In 6 of the cups, she created little “windows” with painter’s tape (see below) so more light gets out and shows off the gold color at night.

How about a team ball?  Orange and navy for Broncos.  Black-blue-silver for Panthers.  Spray paint cups like Carol did and build the Original Sparkleball.  Or make a Hard Cup Sparkleball with color cups from Party City.  Or use different color mini lights (available on Amazon or at any number of Christmas lights outlets online.)  Hang it on the front porch, and everybody will know where the Super Bowl party is.  Then post and tag #sparkleball on  facebook, instagram or twitter :)

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Wedding Sparkle Balls

 

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Carol added yellow shot glasses inside the Solo cups.

Carol promised friends Inez and Sharon she’d make sparkleballs for their garden wedding.  She ordered everything she needed online and had Solo cups, mini-lights, stapler, and drill sent ahead, since she’d be flying west coast to east.  It all went according to plan except fair weather for the garden, so the sparkle balls ended up bringing a sunny glow to the last-minute indoor venue. wedding3  They now hang on the patio of Bewitched and BEDazzled, Inez and Sharon’s inn in Rehoboth, Delaware.  Cool idea:  wedding memento AND gift.