Sunday, March 18, 2012
Candy Party: Whiffle Ball Lights
I still had a string of Christmas lights hanging around, the cellophane wrap was a candy party staple already, and the solid color tissue paper was easy to come by. I was a little leery about wrapping tissue paper around the lights since some lights can generate quite a bit of heat. I plugged in my strand and left them on all day to see if this was the case. Nope! I was in luck! I had a string of stay-cool lights. (Probably paid extra for that little feature, and I was glad to have it!)
The string had 100 lights, but I only wanted to have six candy balls since they'd be taking up valuable tabletop space. I counted twenty lights from the plug and then shoved three lights, one at a time, into one of the whiffle ball holes. When I got those in, I skipped nine lights and then shoved three more lights into the next ball, and so on. Once they were all lighted, I wrapped each one in a piece of tissue secured with tape. The cellophane wrap is next, also secured with a little piece of clear tape. Curling ribbon on both sides of each ball completes the candy look. Fun!