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Lighted Christmas Balls in Greensboro, North Carolina

If your local to Greensboro, NC, take a ride down Ridgeway Drive off Market Street. You will see some of the most beautiful Christmas lights anywhere. Blake and I went over to the Smith’s house and sat down with Jonathan Smith and this is the tale that he told us. It is remarkable how a strand of lights wrapped around chicken wire has brought a community together and is helping food drives for homeless shelters. I hope this message catches on with many communities and spreads the joy to all people.

If you would like to learn more about the Lighted Christmas Balls and even how to make your own for next year check out their blog and leave a comment.


The Lighted Christmas Balls from Andy Coon on Vimeo.

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03 Jan 2009Awesome / Balls / caring / Christmas / community / Creative / decorations / food drive / Greensboro / Holiday Spirit / Inventive / Lights / neighborhood / North Carolina / shelter / trees

Comments for Lighted Christmas Balls in Greensboro, North Carolina

  • Patricia Foley says:

    I copied this chicken wire light and love it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Martha says:

    God bless you all. I stumbled on this when looking to make a lighted ball from plastic cups. You guys are inspirational. We should all be so kind and generous.

  • Judy Smith says:

    I think these are sooo pretty. Would love to make one.

  • anissa brown says:

    I am trying to learn how to make these balls, I cant get it rounded. any suggestions.

  • admin says:

    Yeah, just smash that chicken wire down. It doesn’t have to be perfectly spherical. Most of the balls look like rounded rectangles.

  • Rob says:

    How do you or do you join multiple balls without using a extension cord for each ball?

  • admin says:

    You don’t…or least we haven’t explored that option.

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