Sunday, 12 August 2012

Cute DIY paper cup light

These super cute dixie cup lights are too sweet not to share!  The lovely Rhi who blog
Hey Gorg is full of wonderful ideas put together this idea with her girlfriend and photographer extraordinaire, Jenna McKenzie after seeing it in Good Housekeeping for Halloween decor.  Using the idea and pretty paper  they created these easy, fun and super cute  Dixie Cup Light Garland!


a pack of 100 Dixie Cups
scissors and an Exacto knife
scrapbook paper in desired colours
white Christmas lights (LED is best)
double sided tape
a pencil


Cut apart a Dixie Cup and lay flat on a piece of paper. Carefully trace the outline of the cup and make your light 'shade' cover template. You may need a few trial runs to get it right!

Trace your template onto your scrapbook paper (making approximately 30 - 50 light 'shade' covers like I am holding in the one photo) and cut them out.

Using your Exacto knife, make an X shape slit in the bottoms of the Dixie cups. Pop in each individual bulb until each light is covered with a shade.

Plug in and voila! A gorgeous DIY light garland! Be sure to keep an eye on the garland when it's plugged in if you are NOT using LED lights; they will get hot!

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