Lighted Baby Food Jar Christmas Tree
33 (3-inch) baby food jars with lids
String of 35-bulb light set
(3-inch wide) Christmas ribbon
5 1/2 x 9-inch finished board
Small package silver roping tinsel
Tube of Liquid Nails Adhesive
Drill and bits
- Prepare the jars. Wash and dry all jars and lids.
- Drill the holes. Before drilling holes in lids for the bulbs to fit into, drill
practice holes in a board to determine appropriate bit size. Bulbs should fit snugly
into holes. Drill holes in the center of all 33 lids. Place tinsel in all jars and
- Glue the jars. Line up 7 jars with caps up next to each other along a straight
edge on a flat surface. Use Liquid Nails to glue jars together. Tie string around
the row of jars to hold them in place. Let dry over night. Turn glued jars on side.
Glue a row of six jars on top of the 7 jars. Let dry overnight.
- Continue to glue a row each day until the last jar becomes the top of the tree.
Make the tree trunk in the same way.
- Assemble the tree. Glue tree trunk to the finished board. Let dry overnight.
Glue large section of the tree onto the trunk. Let dry overnight. To attach ribbon
to tree, start at top of tree trunk and apply double-sided tape around tree, ending
on the opposite side of tree trunk. Place the ribbon over tape.
- Insert the lights. Starting at the top, insert a light in each hole. Set the
completed tree in a location of your choice, plug it in and light up!
Note: Because Liquid Nails Adhesive is used as glue, each row of jars must dry
overnight before next row is added. Project will take a number of days to complete.
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