- Step 1: Cut out the cups Cut out and discard the row of cups that hold the eggs and save the middle strip of cones that separate the rows of eggs.
- Step 2: Separate into individuals Cut the strip into individual cones. There will be five cones per carton of a dozen eggs.
- TIP: Use watercolors to paint the cardboard cones different colors and let dry.
- Step 3: Make slits Make four equally spaced, inch-long slits at the wide end of each cone to form petals.
- TIP: Use a pin to poke holes into the petals in decorative patterns to allow the light to shine through.
- Step 4: Make a hole Make a small hole with the scissors into the narrow end of the cup to make a space to thread the light through.
- Step 5: Place on lights Place one light bulb into each cup – LED bulbs are best – and repeat for a glowing floral, fairy garden.
- FACT: The American Eveready Company produced the first set of Christmas lights in 1903.
You Will Need
- Three to four cardboard egg cartons
- A string of holiday lights
- Watercolor paint (optional)
- A pin (optional)