I've seen this idea somewhere...and of course, can't remember where. I've got to stop doing that. Maybe I should learn to bookmark things :P
ANYWAY, Real Simple has this as a holiday idea. You could really use it for any holiday tho. I was so sad to take down my Christmas lights (especially since it took me forEVER to figure out how to make my light timer come on on time). So I decided to put up some patio lights. Target has some cute patio lights but I think I can do better than $15.
I already had a short strand of lights and today I found some cute cupcake liners at Michael's for $1.
I started by cutting an X in the bottom of the liners with an exacto knife.
Like so: ;)
Then, Just slip it over one of the lights.
I waited till I wrapped it around my railing before I put all of the liners on so I wouldn't knock any off.
I didn't put one on every light. I ended up putting one about every 2 or 3 lights.
I love how it turned out. So cute! We'll see how it holds up when it rains. But the good thing is, if they do come off, I have lots of leftover cups :)