Introduction: Christmas Hamper

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I was bored sitting with my dad and decided to do something different this holiday season. Thus the Christmas Hamper was born.

Step 1: Materials/Tools

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Materials:
8inch Nylon Cable Ties(zip ties)
Christmas Lights
A Laundry Hamper(must have holes big enough to fit a finger through)

Tools:
Needle Nose Pliers
Wire Cutters

Step 2: The Easy Part

Take the hamper's lid off(if it has a lid) so the bottom is facing upwards.

Step 3: The Hard Part

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Take your first zip tie and thread it through one of the holes(using the pliers to help pull through). Then take the end of the Christmas light with the female end and zip tie it to the hamper leaving enough loop that you can cut it off once the holidays are over. See that little tail of zip tie at the end? Snip it off with the wire cutters.

Continue to zip tie the lights, turning the hamper around until the hamper is completely covered in lights.

Step 4: Taa Daa!

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You have successfully completed a Christmas hamper. Celebrate!

Comments

kathwoodstock (author)2011-02-03

This is absolutely beautiful! I have the exact same hamper and never once saw it the way you have-Brilliant and Bravo! Another fun and festive idea I had for bathroom holiday decor is to tape tinsel to the to the outside of the seat and some at the top of the tank. It's a real pick me up in the loo, an often overlooked place for jazzy holiday decor. One thing I tried in my quest for a more happinin' powder room was putting one of them floating candles in the bowl. Sure, it was down right classy looking but I should have used better judgement.
Oh, hammer9876-you got my brain gears a turnin! I'm thinkin of having my old man make me some plywood cutouts of just the heads of the Holy Family, I can paintem up nice and placin em atop 3 lighted hampers- like I already have!-hooray! and I've got one fancy shmancy nativity scene! I'm so excited now!

porcupinemamma (author)2009-08-07

my house is so small, there is no room for a Christmas tree....but this....oh yah1 cool

hammer9876 (author)2009-01-03

Good use of a bored afternoon. I can imagine a whole slew of these in the yard and people driving by going, "What the ...?" Makes a much sense as putting lights just around a tree trunk!

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