Take This, Make That: Craft Bloggers Face Off
These craft bloggers turned a regular object into a beautiful home accent in three steps or fewer and for less than $5.
Lighted Garland by Monica ShanksMATERIALS:
10 yogurt cups, metallic acrylic paint, small paintbrush, scissors, ribbon, tulle, string of 50 small Christmas lights, X-acto
You can find Monica Shans at her blog MonMakesThings.com.
- Paint bottom half of yogurt cups gold. You might need two coats of paint for full coverage.
- While cups are drying, cut ribbon and tulle into 80 6" x 1 1/2" strips. Knot ribbon and tulle pieces evenly along strand of
lights, alternating between tulle and ribbon.
- Once cups have completely dried, use X-acto knife to cut an X into center of bottom of each one. Push first lightbulb in strand
through X hole in cup. Count three bulbs, then push fourth one through hole in another cup. Count three bulbs, then push fourth
one through hole in another cup. Keep working this way along strand of lights until all cups contain a bulb. Hang the strand
on a mantel, around a doorway or down a banister.