Want to make a Sparkleball? Talk to Carl.

After Carl Boro saw a neighbor’s sparkleball, he went home and figured out how to make one. With time he developed his own designs and methods, creating a garage full of colorful sparkleballs made from different cups and lights. He sent me some photos a few years ago, and we began a lively email exchange.

In 2015 I visited Carl.  It’s no exaggeration to say that day changed my life.  The fun we had exchanging ideas and working together cemented our friendship.  It also pushed me to update and improve this website.  I became more determined to share the mutual enthusiasm of friendship and craft with people like you, so that all of us around the world can work together — no matter what our beliefs or backgrounds–  in a safe, creative virtual garage like Carl’s.

It’s high time for a big hat tip to Carl Boro, the friend who taught me to take fun seriously and buy myself a drill press :)    Below are just a few of Carl’s creations, as well as links to posts   about him.  Leave a comment and Carl will answer. To see over 90  photos of Carl’s wondrous work, visit Pinterest.

PINTEREST / Carl Boro Sparkleballs 

Carl’s Trick for Keeping The Lights
from Slipping Out
Carl’s Trick for Making Perfect Holes

Visit to Carl’s Workshop 1
**Visit to Carl’s Workshop 2**
Visit to Carl’s Workshop 3
Hard Cup vs Soft Cup
Black Cup Sparkleball
“Retro” Ball
How to Get It Really Round
Hard Cups and Bobby Pins
Moonglow Sparkleball
Turducken Sparkleball
Game Day Ball for Dad
Halloween Ideas
New Year’s Eve Ideas





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