5-minute project: Valentines Accent Jar

by | Jan 28, 2022

Now that Christmas is stored away, we are turning our attention to red, pink, and white for February.

This is the first of our 5-minute series of projects as we focus on providing inspiration to repurpose lights for fun all year.

Materials

Pink storage jar

Battery lights

Double-sided tape

Equipment

Scissors (Don’t mind a rough edge that no one can see? Then no scissors.)

See! We said this would be quick. Gathering materials should only take a couple of minutes.

The Process Photos

All of the materials.

5-minute project: Valentines Accent Jar

Put a little piece of double-sided tape on the lid part of the jar lid. This is that critical point where you can accomplish this task neatly with scissors or rip off a piece with wild abandon.

5-minute project: Valentines Accent Jar

Press the battery box snugly against the tape. Then pop the lights in the jar, center the lid, and screw on the ring.

5-minute project: Valentines Accent Jar

Well done. We like this little project on the counter in a guest bath. Several in a row would add a nice touch to a mantle. Share photos of your project on social and tag us. @christmaslightsource

5-minute project: Valentines Accent Jar

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