Baby Food Jar Christmas Tree

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What you'll need

  • 33 (4 oz.) Baby food jars with lids
  • 2 strings of gold star wire garland (used to decorate packages)
  • Strand of 35 miniature Christmas tree lights
  • Gold or green spray paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue (dries clear not white)
  • Wire clippers
  • Sturdy box cutter
Helpful Tip:

Display the tree on a table in front of a window for passersby to see, or mount it on the exterior of your home. Just be sure to use heavy-duty mounting hardware as all those jars together can be very heavy.

How to make it

  1. Spray paint outside of baby food jar lids. Let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Hot glue the jars together, arranging them in a tree shape as shown.

  3. Using the wire clippers, cut 33 pieces of the gold star garland to approxiamtely 7" lengths.

  4. Wind each piece of garland in a circle and place it around the inside wall of each jar.

  5. Step 5

    Take each baby food jar lid and make a large "V" cut using the box knife.

  6. Screw on all the lids onto the jars.

  7. Place the first light on the string through the cut in the lid of the top jar and bend the down to secure it in place.

  8. Step 8

    Place the remaining lights in the jars, keeping the wire neat as shown.

  9. When you get to the last row of the tree (before the tree trunk), you will need to double up 2 lights in 2 jars in order to get the lights into the tree trunk.

  10. Plug in your tree and enjoy the beautiful lights!

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