I’m always looking for fun and inexpensive ways to decorate for the holidays (like these FREE PRINTABLE FLOWER DAISY STRAWS or this PHOTO GARLAND). Especially using things and materials from around the house. Since Chinet plastic cups are always in my cupboard (I kind of like throwing parties), I got to thinking they would make an AMAZING lighted garland. With glitter of course! I grabbed a Christmas light strand from my garage and went to work. Figuring out how to burn a hole in the cups were a bit tricky, but once I figured it out, things were golden. And the finished product was amazing! The glitter looks so sparkly when the lights are on and the garland looks so fun strung on my back porch.
The tutorial is below. And make sure to check out my DIY Paper Ornaments, FREE Thanksgiving Thankful Tree Printable and FREE Printable Fall Mantel Decorations.
Take a metal rod and heat over a fire. When the rod is nice and hot, burn a small hole through the bottom of the Chinet® cup, leaving space just large enough for a bulb of the Christmas light garland. Next tape around the brim of the cups with double-sided tape (about an inch and a half thick) and sprinkle with gold glitter. Shake excess glitter off. Unscrew the light bulbs from the garland, place the bulb through the cup and re-screw back to the garland.