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.

Sparkle Egg

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These amazing sparkleball eggs are fashioned out of hard plastic shot glasses and clear address labels. Master Sparkleballer Carl Boro figured out that using labels to join cups would allow the flexibility he needed to form an egg shape.  He also crafted the top and bottom in slightly different formulas, which I love.   I’ve never worked with address labels, but it seems like an inventive way to join hard cups.

– 154  1-oz shot glasses  per egg
– formulas for each side:   4-10-14-17-18-19  and  1-6-12-16-18-18
– 154 lights   (Carl added extra lights to 3 strings of 50)


More Carl Boro sparkleball magic:

Black Cup Sparkleball
Carl’s “Retro” Ball
How to Get It Really Round
Hard Cups and Bobby Pins
Moonglow Sparkleball
Turducken Sparkleball
Game Day Ball for Dad
Valentine Sparkleballs
Fourth of July Sparkleballs
Halloween Ideas
New Year’s Eve Ideas
Visit to Carl’s Workshop 1
Visit to Carl’s Workshop 2
Visit to Carl’s Workshop 3
Photos 2015
Photos 2016

 

 

 

 

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