Party Lights!


My Husband made these awesome party lights out of recycled materials. I think he did great and we just love them! He used 46 oz. tomato juice cans. Drilled random holes in the cans, used old Christmas tree lights for hanging and last but not least.... grandma's old grapes!!
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Here's what they look like at night lit up. Don't you just love the look and the way the acrylic balls catch the light?!
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Remember these? When he found them at the garage sale and before I knew what he was going to do with them I totally balked! Please don't bring those into our home I begged :) No... seriously,, I said put those back, what are you doing? Haha
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And this is the can drilled full of holes. Of course there is a hole on top to put the light socket through and then screw in the bulb. All done and just waiting for night time.
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Ahhh yes! Sweet Simple Success. He did good, don't ya think?

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2 questions
  • Carol Bolding Sykes
    on Apr 14, 2017

    Did you glue the glass balls on or how did you attach them?

    • Ste22179935
      on Apr 15, 2017

      looks like the grapes had holes in them to keep them together maybe they used a clear sturdy string and tied them to the string of the lights. ?
  • Jay
    on Apr 30, 2017

    i love the look! But I dont have electricitry close enough to where I'd like to use these. (Old House) Do you think I can (no pun intend! Lol) use solar lights somehoW. I can come up with idea..... I'm just not good at figuring out how to make them.

    Thank you Kindly,
    J
    • Pat Stareski
      on May 16, 2017

      You could use solar lights on a string. You can buy them on ebay. The can look like Christmas lights but solar.
    • Jay
      on May 16, 2017

      Thank you so much! I didn't think of ebay!

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  • Brenda
    on Apr 14, 2017

    I love this. Don't have any large glass grapes, but thinking of using some old chandelier crystals, or large turquois Xmas Ornaments. Just love this. i want to put under my wisteria that goes over a purgela. Can't wait. Thanks guys
  • Anette
    on Apr 15, 2017

    Wow sooo wow! How creative.... I wanna try this in my mango tree
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