We see, hear and feel Christmas approaching with every tune, flickering light and breath of cold air. It’;s time to start thinking about Christmas decorations and we have an idea for you today that can be also showcased in any other day of the year, because it magically borrows the surrounding atmosphere.
I could see this DIY bottle lights by the window in winter time, as well as in the garden on warm summer nights. Design Mom guides us through the steps of creating our own magic this Christmas. We’;re already seeing cities prepare for the holidays and the fun part is that we can contribute our own projects to this celebration without spending a fortune. In fact, DIY projects have been linked with a lower risk of heart attack, so gathering up kids and grandparents for a fun do-it-yourself night sounds like a good idea.
Everything Starts With the Perfect Glass Bottle
A large empty apple juice bottle is what you need to get started. These particular bottles have a large container that contrasts with the small handle, so that’;s a nice detail. Choose the shape and size you see fit for your home decor and in no time, your lights will be shining brightly alongside the rest of you cherished Christmas decor. There are several ways of removing the sticker, including a blow drier, leaving it soak in water until you can remove it or using different tools.
Some projects should be left to responsible adults who know that “safety first” is not just something you say, but also something you prepare for. The thirst for knowing more leads to learning new things you didn’;t see coming, like working on this project taught its creator.
Protective goggles, gloves and a dust mask are necessary for this project. In any way you choose to put a hole in the glass jar, the next step takes you to painting the bottom of the large glass container.
Choose Your Paint
Painting a small part of the bottle’;s lower part gives the project a whimsical twist, especially if you use gold or silver paint. Chosen for this project was the sponged look, after trying on different styles on other jars. Any brand of metallic enamel paint can help you out here and you’;re on to the next step, right after the paint has dried.
The final step is introducing the lights inside the glass bottle. Now, the lights have to be made not to connect end-to-end. After fitting each light through the hole, just look for an outlet and let your evenings be warmly illuminated!
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