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Making an "Oh Christmas Tree" Jar Light

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This cute jar light can be used to decorate your home and add some Christmas cheer. This is a guide about "Oh Christmas Tree" jar light.
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November 15, 2016

Turn an empty clear glass jar into a Christmas jar light. Use the jar light to decorate your table for Christmas Eve, or make a few to decorate your front porch. A thrifty way to decorate for the festive season!

Total Time: 30 minutes, drying time included

Yield: one jar light

Supplies:

  • clear glass jar (in this case, the jar has a circumference of 16")
  • different pieces of leftover cardstock
  • selection of small to medium beads of different colors and shapes
  • golden satin ribbon, 0.3" wide
  • battery operated string of pure white LED fairy lights
  • needle and white nylon thread
  • Tescoma 630902 Christmas tree cookie cutter, 2" high
  • frosted glass sandblast spray paint
  • two to three alcohol pads
  • standard scissors
  • pencil
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
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Steps:

  1. Remove the label, wash the jar and allow to dry upside down overnight. Tip: If necessary, use mineral turpentine to remove any glue residue from where the label was stuck.
  2. Clean the jar on the outside with alcohol pads and allow to dry.
  3. Spray the jar with the frosted glass sandblast spray paint and allow to dry thoroughly.
  4. Use the cookie cutter to trace trees onto the pieces of cardstock and cut the trees out. You need to make enough trees to go around the jar ~ in this case, 26 trees were used.
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  6. Use the needle to make holes into the centre of each tree. Then, using a double strand thread, string the trees onto the nylon thread. Add two to three beads in between each tree.
  7. Wrap the thread with trees and beads around the jar and make a few knots, so that it won't come undone. Use the hot glue gun to add a few drops of glue to the jar, so that the thread with trees and beads won't slide down the side of the jar.
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  9. Use the ribbon to tie a bow around the jar's neck. Add the lights and voila!
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November 16, 20160 found this helpful

Very nice!

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November 16, 20160 found this helpful

Thanks so much Robyn! :-)

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November 20, 20160 found this helpful

Like this craft, very easy to do, thanks.

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November 20, 20160 found this helpful

Is the jar really that luminous? It's mesmerizing. As another member said, 'Very nice'.

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