How to Make a Sparkle Ball

If you’ve waited till last minute to decorate for Christmas, this idea is easy and quick… And it’ll look awesome once you’re done… All you need is plastic cups, LED lights, and a stapler…

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28 Responses to How to Make a Sparkle Ball

  1. alanjryland says:

    Love it!

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    Wonderful

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  3. Falcı says:

    Wow nice Job!

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  4. gunasekar says:

    beautiful ……….

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  5. allen says:

    You say the letters L E D, not LED.

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  6. allen says:

    A light-emitting diode (LED)

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  7. Jerry L. says:

    I think the vid is great. but our beloved Uncle Johnny was doing this before th internet. Live long and prosper, Uncle Johnny!

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  8. Crystal says:

    Who cares how he says it you’ve obviously missed the point it’s a craft tutorial not an English lesson

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  9. ayietim1 says:

    It’s lovely and this is for the season of love and peace.
    twitter.com/Ayietim1

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  10. Bernice says:

    Terrific – you did a great job – didn’t think it would be so lovely. Thanks for your effort.

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  11. Sue says:

    very cleaver and beautiful – thanks Carla for sharing!

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  12. Denise B says:

    this is easier than when I made these 30 years ago using hot glue gun and a solder gun to make the holes and keep it together they do last many years though, at least 30 some years if you take care of it!

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  13. Bambi says:

    Love

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  14. Yup says:

    el ehh dee. Not lead…

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  15. Gail says:

    A dear friend of my mother made these nearly 30 years ago…what’s old come round new again~

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  16. l says:

    total fire hazard!!!

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  17. Debbie says:

    Cool disco ball too

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  18. Mike J Baron says:

    I’ve got to make some of these SPARKLE BALLS ….for gifts!
    I have a few ideas you may wish to try:
    1. Select the DRILL BIT SIZE to accommodate the size of YOUR lights. You might find a HOLE SIZE that is perfect and achieves a “force fit” that holds the light uniformly in each cup. Test first before drilling all the cups. And for goodness sakes, DRILL through the entire stack of cups, not one at a time!
    2. I suspect that the STAPLES may not provide sufficient strength for many seasons of use. Therefore, after stapling, I’ll try squirting some HOT GLUE where the cups touch. If the HOT GLUE bonds to the plastic, it will strengthen the ball assembly.
    3. I’ll try adding some type of HANGER (Rope, Yarn, Wire) so the ball won’t be suspended from the electrical cord.
    3. Instead of clear, COLORED plastic cups may be used.

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  19. cedulie says:

    This may sound silly, but I live in Canada and the size cups I used (which looked to be same size) did not work…what size cups are they? Thank-you

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  20. Linda says:

    I like recycling and teach my kids at school to do so. I have had them make hanging flower baskets from water and soda bottles. Love your ideas and will be trying them. The one on the roses I couldn’t tell what glue and kind glitter source was used. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Chrissie says:

    I tried twice with two different size cups…..neither worked …very disappointed 😦

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  22. This was very pretty when finished. But, my goodness they were very hard to hold together even with the clothespins. There is not one site that tells the size of the drill to use- It’s either too small, or too big. I went with the smaller size and had to cut snips in some of the holes to get the lites in .Not all the rubber around the lites was the same.

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