A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Please remember to SEARCH before asking a question that may have already been answered. Thanks!
Total Members: 312,157
Currently Running With Scissors:
566 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Stylish Christmas Lights - Hanging Spheres (TUTORIAL)  (Read 4125 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Tutorial Contributor

Sporadic Crafter
Offline Offline

Posts: 162
Joined: 09-Feb-2005

View Profile WWW
« on: February 01, 2006 10:58:18 AM »

This is a project from my new book, Stylish Christmas Lights. It's coming out in print on the third and I've decided to give away a project from it.

Hanging Spheres

These have to be the all-time most awesome party lamps ever made! Turn them on and instantly the room is glamorous and seductive.

Materials Needed

These spheres are made with two large plastic colanders glued together with coloured lights in them. The light should be twist tied to the top colander so it takes all the weight and there will be no threat of the bottom falling off.

Cut the bottom out of 3 of the colanders with utility cutters.

Use twist ties to attach the lights to the colander.

Twist tie the lights on in four equal parts at the top of the colander.

Poke a string through the holes  and tie big knots in the ends, so they don't fall through.

Add a second same length string across the other way.

Put contact cement on the four handles of the colanders.

Wait 15 to 60 mins. before pressing the colanders together.
Hang them up onto secure ceiling hooks and connect them together, use a long extension cord to plug them in.

I hope you like it!
« Last Edit: June 25, 2010 10:16:13 PM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed a coding issue » THIS ROCKS   Logged

little things I make http://vendibles.etsy.com
Offline Offline

Posts: 1100
Joined: 11-Jun-2005

there's nuffin loik a warm cable-knit necklace

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006 11:01:45 AM »

first of all, congratulations on getting your book published!!!!  What a great accomplishment.

that frikken rocks!!!  what an awesome used for colanders.  I'm definately buying your book when it comes out!!

I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006 11:10:54 AM »

That book sounds great- i will check for it too. It's coming out 2/3/06?
Tutorial Contributor

Sporadic Crafter
Offline Offline

Posts: 162
Joined: 09-Feb-2005

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2006 06:30:59 AM »

Thanks bubba*tink! Glad you like it.

Thanks TeriLynn, yes it comes out Feb. 3rd 06, so I guess that's tommorrow

Thanks and you're welcome tomatedepingles glad you're going to make them.

little things I make http://vendibles.etsy.com
kristen vs mothra
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006 12:36:39 PM »

so sweet!
Offline Offline

Posts: 74
Joined: 11-Dec-2005

*you're never too old to enjoy a jumping castle*

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2006 06:22:32 PM »

Those are tres sexy! And what a unique idea for a book!  Smiley
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006 03:30:49 AM »

God these are great!!This means I have to go to the shops to look for coloured colanders now! Christmas lights I have in all colours need to go to shops now ! now ! now! Shocked Shocked

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
7 Ways to Wear a Head Scarf
How to French Fishtail Braid
Fix Hat Hair for Good with These Easy Tips
How To Clip In Hair Extensions
Colored Hair Extensions Add A Splash Of Style: Hair Tips
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Fabric Plumeria Flowers
Ghosts and Graveyards
Meatless Monday: Stuffed Acorn Squash

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.