Putting Cups in the Cups

Sparkleballs are all about cups.  So let’s shake things up a little and put cups inside, on top of, between, and over the cups. Add a second set of cups, and you’ll  totally change the lighting and the overall look of the ball.  Using hard plastic cups like shotglasses,  you can solder holes in them for the lights, then hotglue them into the solo-style cups.  Or turn them upside down and glue them over the lights.   Soft cups can be treated the same way and even stapled inside Solo cups.  I love Sabel’s “Sporeball,” where tube shots are inserted between the main cups.  Here are some ideas to spur your creativity, but, really, the deal is,  just go for it :)


more helpful 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
–  painting your sparkleball
–  make The Original Sparkleball
–  make AnyCup Sparkleball
–  making Mini Sparkleballs

Lil Red for Valentine’s Day

lilred1Lil Reds is a brand of shot glasses made to look like mini-versions of the iconic red Solo party cup.   These 2 oz red and white cups are great fun because they’re soft enough to staple, and they make an unusual two-toned mini sparkleball.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

specs:  108 cups  |  2x/18-16-12-7-1  | see more Valentine ideas on Pinterest
MORE HELPFUL 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