Mini-sparkleball is the little light ball everybody loves. Cuter version of the big sparkleball

You'll need:

1. 50 condiment cups - 1 oz size with slanted sides - like the little cups that ketchup comes in at hamburger places.
2. soldering iron, stapler, or holepuncher
3. string of mini-lights (50-70 count)

Step 1: The Right Cups

Start with the right cups. Use 1 oz condiment cups, like the little cuties that you pump ketchup into at a hamburger place. They should have slanted sides. Here you see one next to a 9 oz "Solo" tumbler (the cup for a basic sparkleball.)

<p>Did you know that you can make a battery Sparkle ball ? I did I went to 1 tree &amp; bought the battery lights &amp; put them in the ball. That works to .Oh I used a glug gun to melt the bottom of plastic cups to. To put the lights in hole of cups .Try it it works better so u do not have all of string of lights to deal with ok happy campers. </p>
Cool! I made one years ago for a friend's boat, but I bet the battery lights are even better now and last longer.
<p>Awesome ! This is a great idea. Thank you.</p>
I use a high heat glue gun. It doesn't give the plastic smell that a soldering iron does. <br>
ooo this is lovely, i really like the spacey look to it and glitter too, its inspired, im with instructables on facebook too people, join up if you're on there&nbsp;:) Janet, isle of wight , england
can you use the zip tie method on these cups as well ? Do most stores carry these sized cups ? does melting cups damage your solder iron ?
Yes. You can use the zip-tie method if the cups are soft enough to punch holes in. You'll have best luck finding them in a food supply store. (In CA I found them at Smart And Final.) But you can also use 4 oz "souffle" cups. Really any cup with a smaller base than rim (slanted sides.) will work. Others have used the straight-sided cup but these directions won't work with them. Yes, the melting probably ruins your soldering iron. Since I only use it for sparkleballs, I never minded.
great thank you ! this looks really cool

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