Use a poster board , any kind of squared wood for bottom with edges and christmas lights. Cut any size holes in the posterboard - christmas lights sit on bottom of square. shape the poster board and use a thin line of hot glue to hold them together. Done!
cheap, plastic, transparent pony beads in a 12" metal cake pan. baked the beads at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes...until all the beads had completely melted. cool in the pan for about 20 minutes, then pop it out of the pan. glue it onto a dollar store candle stick with E6000 glue.
DIY Confetti Vase. Cool idea for a birthday gift. Cheap way to change color décor in teenager's room. Big balloon could hold a small trashcan, small balloon...desk accessories, I can think of many ways, even brown paper bag for a faux leather lamp shade!!