Lighted Holiday Potpourri Jars
Lighted potpourri jars are a festive addition to any holiday
decor. They are inexpensive, easy to make, and make great hostess
1 package Christmas lights (20-bulb strand)
Wide-mouth canning jar
Pinecones, small holiday decorations
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
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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