Lighted Baby Food Jar Christmas Tree Ornament
A very imaginative girl, Meghan, over at Cupcakes with Sprinkles blog has put together a tutorial on how to build the ornament you see in the photos.
Be sure to check out her blog when you are finished here.
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.
You will need:
* Baby food jars, or mason jars if you want to make a supersized version. If you do, send us photos!
* Tiny ornaments for the inside of the jars (optional, but reccommended).
* Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
* Needle nose pliers, or a way to hold the ornament and press it firmly to the glue drop you will place in the jar.
* Nail and a hammer, or a drill and a drill bit (for hole in jar lid to stick Christmas lights in).
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
She suggested the best way to stack the jars and keep them aligned is to push them against a wall.
You will need to place hot glue inbetween all the jars to hold them together. Don't rely on the bow, if used, to hold the jars in place.
This project shouldn't take any time at all, since hot glue dries quickly and you will be able to stack this and have it stand on its own in a matter of minutes.
The Christmas lights operation is simply taking a strand of lights and placing individual bulbs into the holes on your jar lids.
If you want to put more than one bulb in each jar, just make the hole in the lid large enough to press more than one bulb (and cord) all the way in there.
Thanks, Meghan. This is a great idea!