Make these adorable red solo cup lights for your next party. This light strand is inexpensive, easy to make, and will look great on any occasion! Just pick the color solo cup you like.
How do you make Solo Cup lights?
Supplies for red solo cup lights
- Strand of lights
- Solo Cups
- X-Acto Knife or Razor Blade
You’ll be cutting an “X” in the bottom of the cups.
Use your razor or X-Acto knife to cut the bottom of the solo cups in an “x”.
Stick the light through the “x” in the bottom of the cup. The big cups wouldn’t fit as well right next to each other. I opted to buy mini solo cups from Dollar Tree to alternate with the big cups. You could us all mini cups or leave a blank light between the big cups.
You can decide how many cups you want to put on your light strand.
I used a couple suction cups from Dollar Tree and was able to hang my lights up above my TV.
Plug them in and they’re ready to go!
What can I use instead of a red solo cup?
- Dollar Store sells knock off cups that are less expensive
- Any plastic cup in any shape can work
- Dixie or paper cups
Why are they called red Solo cups?
The original solo cup was the cone-style cup created by Dixie. It was sold to water bottle companies. So solo being a single person, so a cup for 1 essentially. Later stacking plastic cups were made and they were red and the color helped block the visibility to see what is inside the cup.
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- Football Party! – Easy football party decor
- Side Table With Bonus Cooler!
- 2 Easy and Inexpensive Lap Trays
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