Using Battery-Powered Lights !

I have a sparkleball situation coming up where there won’t be an outlet.  Battery-powered lights were the obvious solution, but how good are they?   Pretty great, according to the comments I read on Amazon for Vmanoo string lights.  Folks rave about how long the batteries last.  The lights are on a timer, and several commenters write that one set of D batteries (3) went the entire holiday season.  I’m sold.  I’ll report back when I see how much juice my battery-powered sparkleball has. (see below)

The lights I got–  100 multi “dancing” — are pretty darn bright. (see video below)  There are a few drawbacks.  One,  the battery box is cumbersome and heavy, so you’ll have to find a place for it if you hang the sparkleball.  Two, these are not recommended for bad weather.  But that’s no problem if you just put your sparkleball out when you want it!  How great would these be for a wedding in Vmanoo’s clear white battery lights?  Next, rechargeable batteries :)

UPDATE:  These battery lights are terrific.  I can’t believe how long the batteries have lasted, and they’re super bright.  Can recommend Vmanoo absolutely–  and I’m sure there are other makers.

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
–  using battery-powered lights 
–  drilling a perfect hole
–  how to get it really round
–  painting your sparkleball
–  make The Original Sparkleball
–  make AnyCup Sparkleball
–  making Mini Sparkleballs


Wedding Sparkle Balls


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.