1. 50 condiment cups - 1 oz size with slanted sides - like the little cups that ketchup comes in at hamburger places.
2. soldering iron
3. string of mini-lights (50-70 count)
(For a no-melt mini-sparkleball, follow directions on the no-melt
sparkleball instructable substituting the 1oz condiment cups for the 9oz cups.)
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Step 1: The Right Cups
Step 2: Cup Bottoms
Step 3: Layer 1
Step 4: Layer 2
Step 5: Layer 3 AND Lights
Step 6: 2nd Half
Step 7: FINISH
Make a hanger anyway you choose. First decide where you want the cord to come out, top or bottom. Then burn a hole between two cups. Use an "s" hook -- clear fishing line -- zip ties -- wire -- or a coat hanger or whatever you want to make a hanger for the sparkleball. I usually use "s" hooks and a bit of chain.