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Christmas Mini Light Decorations

Updated on November 30, 2019
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Fin lives in California's Central Valley and is interested in social issues and creative writing.

Let there be lights

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A Season of Light

And of light...

Candles, houses lit up brightly, decorated lawns, trees in windows. Christmas is a season seemed to be teaming with bright lights and flashing colors. The cool winters are basked away by warmth of brightness. A synesthesia of senses all from bright electric incandescence.

There is a music in the electricity and a rhythm that pulsates with changing colors. All animals are fascinated by the light. Children pause amazed, adults are brought back to their youth, animals domestic and naught are drawn to these mysterious waves which bring vision in darkness.

Moths are drawn to it.

Weightless and odorless yet with even a small glimpse, the remaining senses are filled to capacity.

In the beginning, after the void, it was the first thing spoken of.


You Will Need


Tea Candle Lamps (non-flame)

Small clear plastic cups/condiment holders

Hole Punch

Pipe Cleaners (holiday colors)

Paint or Markers


Cotton Balls





Glitter or Glitter Glue




Construction Paper

Colored Pencils



Your Supplies

A Simple task in three easy steps

This is such an easy and fun craft that it can be done in a few simple steps. Supplies were bought at the dollar store:

Plastic Cups - (soft plastic)


Hole Punch

Pipe Cleaners

Tea Lamps - non-flammable.

There is no reason to go too elaborate on this project. If you wish, you can use paint instead and it will create a nice effect as long as you don't lay it on too thick.

Stickers and photos make nice additions.

Decorate Your Cup

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Step 1: Decorate Your Cup

Decorate your cup however you wish. Markers make a nice way of painting the plastic because you can see through it.

Rhinestones are a nice touch.

Cotton balls unraveled and rolled around the bottom can look like snow.

You can make your cup look like Santa, a Snowman or any other holiday character.

You can do a snow scene or just something filled with the shades of the season.

Step 2 Punch Holes

Punch two holes using the hole puncher in the top of your cups. The holes should be directly opposite each other in the upper lip of the vessel.

This is where you will feed in the pipe cleaner or string to hang it - if you choose to do so.

Drop your lamp in

Step 3: Add Your Lamp

Finally, add your lamp - turn it on first - and then prepare to hang your decoration.

Tie the string or the pipe cleaner through the holes and loop it up.

Add any finishing touches.

You are done

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Finn


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