DIY Lighted Christmas Tree using Baby Food Jars or Mason Jars

JAR CRAFTS Published September 30th, 2013 21,948 views

A very imaginative girl, Meghan, over at Cupcakes with Sprinkles blog has put together a tutorial on how to build this baby-food jar Christmas ornament you see in the photos.

Be sure to check out her blog when you are finished here. She has shared a bunch of photos as well as a full tutorial on how to light up your holiday season with this clever jar craft!

Okay, so it isn’t Christmas quite yet (or maybe it is by the time you are seeing this for the first time), but it is worth adding to the collection, and having a plan for a cute idea in advance.


  • Baby food jars, or mason jars if you want to make a supersized version (and if you do, send us photos).
  • Tiny ornaments
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Nail and hammer, or a drill and drill bit.

You could really put anything you want on the top. My mum has some mistletoe and berries on top of hers. I opted for a simple bow. The trick with the bow, to make it easier to sit nicely, is to just make 2 loops and then with a separate piece of material wrap it around the center. -Meghan


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