Picture of Light Up Bow from Saran Wrap and Hot Glue and LED Throwie
Create a cute, bright, lighted bow with saran wrap, hot glue, and a couple of  modified LED throwies. Yup, you heard me… saran wrap and hot glue. It is the perfect holiday craft for mom’s and daughters to do together, without breaking the bank.

DIY: How to Make A Lighted Holiday Bow from iHeartSwitch on Vimeo.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

  • Saran Wrap
  • Hot glue gun and sticks (For some sparkle, use glitter glue sticks)
  • 2 LEDs
  • Scissors
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Tape (Clear packing tape or duct tape)
  • 3-V battery (CR3202)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Toothpick or stir straw (optional)
These are very cool and I love how easy it is to make them! I'm guessing this is directed at people with less electronics experience. However I'm wondering how long are these going to last before the batteries die?
DasBus5 years ago
Its so simple yet it looks so good.
Maybe you could try putting some aluminum foil pieces and wax paper into the saran wrap as your winding it. Might look better, might look worse, just a thought.
SwitchGirl (author)  OverSaltedFry5 years ago
Interesting idea. I also like the idea of covering it with sparkles, but only on the inside. If you completely cover the exterior it won't light up as well.

Another note: this bow can be put over any LED light, so if you have something, say a wreath or tree with lights, you can easily fit this over the lights you are using.