The holidays are here, and what better way to create new Traditions than to gather the family around to make your own Christmas Ornaments. In this Instructable I will guide you through the process of making simple and wonderfully beautiful ornaments out of some jars that you have laying around the house, tissue gift paper, and LED candles that you can find at the dollar store.
Step 1: Materials:
The materials list for this project is very simple, The list below is all you need:
1 small glass or plastic food jar (clear)
1 LED candle
1 bottle school glue
1 sheet of your favorite color of tissue paper
Step 2: Pick Your Color and Jar.
Once you pick your jar, make sure you clean it out very well and make sure the label is scrubbed off.
cut squares of the tissue paper small enough to fit inside the jars mouth.
Step 3: Glue the Paper on the Inside of the Jar
place the tissue paper inside the jar and using a Q-tip or paint brush start spreading glue onto the paper. Gluing the paper on the inside of the jar will allow for the ornament to be shiny. If you don't care about the shine you can glue the paper on the outside of the jar to save time.
Step 4: Cut Hole in Jars Lid
Cut a hole in the jars lid only big enough to squeeze the bulb from the LED candle into.
Gently squeeze the bulb of the LED candle into the hole that you just made.
Step 5: Attach a Hanging Wire to the Lid.
shape the wire into a half of a hoop with hooks at both ends.
attach one side of the wire to the lid. (You can do this by screwing the lid on with the wire under it, or use glue or solder) You only want to secure one side of the wire to the ornament because sometimes branches are too big for the hoop to go on, and this helps with getting the ornament on a great part of the tree.
Step 6: Gather the Family Around to Put Up Your NEW Ornaments
you will soon realize that this will be an instant family tradition as you all gaze in amazement at the awesomeness that you have created.