How to Craft a Set of Twinkle Lights

Transform plastic cups into a twinkling strand of lights using decorative papers and your own creativity. Display your one of a kind project in your room – makes a great nightlight!

How to Craft a Set of Twinkle Lights
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To prepare, have an adult cut an X in the bottom of 10 cups with the box cutter.

To prepare, have an adult cut an X in the bottom of 10 cups with the box cutter.

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Download your free pattern to trace at https://goo.gl/EQC6kH. Print on card stock and cut out carefully.

Download your free pattern to trace at goo.gl/EQC6kH. Print on card stock and cut out carefully.

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Choose 10 pieces of paper. We started with paper cut to 3” x 8”.

Choose 10 pieces of paper. We started with paper cut to 3” x 8”.

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Trace the pattern on the BACK side of all 10 papers.

Trace the pattern on the BACK side of all 10 papers.

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Carefully cut out all 10 pieces.

Carefully cut out all 10 pieces.

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Place a glue dot at the top and bottom of a short end on each cutout.

Place a glue dot at the top and bottom of a short end on each cutout.

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On the other short end of each piece, place a strip of double stick adhesive.

On the other short end of each piece, place a strip of double stick adhesive.

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Stick the glue dot edge to a cup with the narrower side toward the bottom of the cup.

Stick the glue dot edge to a cup with the narrower side toward the bottom of the cup.

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Wrap the paper around the cup and fasten in place with the double stick adhesive.

Wrap the paper around the cup and fasten in place with the double stick adhesive.

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Repeat steps eight and nine until all cups are covered.

Repeat steps eight and nine until all cups are covered.

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Push a light bulb and its' base through the X in the bottom of a cup. Repeat with all cups.

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We would love to see a picture of your finished project! Upload your photo to our Facebook page: goo.gl/eScFwF

We would love to see a picture of your finished project! Upload your photo to our Facebook page: goo.gl/eScFwF

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