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.
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!