How to Hang It – 1

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Crystal’s “striped” sparkleball which got me thinking.

When Crystal B sent a photo of her striped sparkleball, I emailed back to ask how she’d “made the stripes.”  I felt pretty foolish when she said she’d just used two colors of cups.  It took a while for me to realize that how the sparkleball hangs determines how we see it.

To show off the horizontal rows so you see stripes,  you’ll need to put the plug  in the “top” of the sparkleball half. When you insert the last 4 cups, do it in pairs and leave a gap between them.  Put the plug through the gap and thread the lights  starting in the middle of the half.  (video below)

If your plug comes out the middle, the rows will run sort of vertical/diagonal.


how-to-hang-it posts:
–  how to hang it – 2
–  how to hang it – 3
–  how to hang, mount, display sparkleballs / Pinterest
more helpful DIY 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
–  painting the cups
–  make The Original Sparkleball
–  make AnyCup Sparkleball
–  making Mini Sparkleballs

 

 

 

 

 

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