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« 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

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« 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?
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« 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.

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006 12:36:39 PM »

so sweet!
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« 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

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