The teacup garland didn't work because the cups were to close together when I put a light string inside the cup. So another idea might be to use ecru thread and make a square with scallop edging. Then you could alternate a string of cups and tea biscuits! Without the lights.
The Altrusa tree is slowly coming together. Today I worked on a teacup garland. I had some mini light strings and I am trying to come up with a lighted garland. It has to be safe as well as pretty so I am looking into several ideas. Tomorrow I am going to Beverly's to see what else I can do to help. I'm sure the tree will be beautiful!