For fun decorating, I know diy party cup light garlands are all over the internet. They have become a mainstay for summer outdoor décor lighting or to liven up any hip gathering inside. But I'm here to tell you to forget the red cups and xmas lights or buying them already made . . . some at ridiculous prices of nearly 20 dollars!
All you have to do is string colorful party cups of your choice onto battery operated decorative LED lights found at the Dollar Tree! Who would have thought?
Check it out: Gather your few supplies of cups, DT LED lights/batteries and a craft knife or small scissors . . .
Next, most tutorial say to make an x in the outside bottom of the cup like the following pictures:
But you still have to poke something down to open up the area to insert the light.
I tried inserting small scissors, turning them around for a small, neat hole that's easier to insert the light bulb. I like doing it this way much better.
The Dollar Tree LEDs have decorative covered figures such as dragonflies and butterflies that need to be pulled off first before inserting into the cups. I removed every other butterfly because of the size of the cup I was using . . .
The string of cups can also be draped like a swag instead of strung for an unusual and pretty effect.
Liven up your festive space with LED party cup lights and add a playful touch to your warm weather gatherings. How cost effective is this using LED lights from the dollar store!
Take a little time to enjoy