Lighted potpourri jars are a festive addition to any holiday decor. They are inexpensive, easy to make, and make great hostess gifts.
1 package Christmas lights (20-bulb strand)
Pinecones, small holiday
Doily or holiday fabric cut to fit over the mouth of the
Plug in light strand and see if any bulbs are burned out and need to be
replaced. Arrange light strand and potpourri in canning jar while lights
are on so you'll be able to get it just right and be able to see what it
will look like when it's finished.
Place doily or fabric on top
of jar, arranging the cord of the light strand so it's coming out where
you want the back to be. Tie some ribbon around the neck of the jar to
hold the fabric in place. When you get it arranged the way you like it,
use the hot glue gun to glue the fabric and ribbon down in several
places so it will hold.
Decorate the outside of the jar with
festive decorations like pine cones or artificial holly berries. Craft
stores have a variety of holiday decorations you can cut apart and
re-arrange any way you like.
Experiment with different potpourri
scents. The lights in the jar will warm up the potpourri and help the
scent fill the room. These jars are very pretty and will look different
depending on if you use clear or colored lights. These are great for
last-minute present ideas or hostess gifts. Happy holidays!
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