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Potpourri and Lights Jar

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Using a strand of lights, potpourri and doilies you can create this fabulous gift in a jar. You can mix and match and make it however you wish. Green doilies or white, whatever fits your personality. Makes for a great Christmas gift.

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Materials:

  • Mason Jar
  • Strand of 30 lights (colored or white)
  • Small bag of potpouri (pine or holiday fragrance)
  • Doily
  • Rubber band
  • Ribbon

 

Instructions:

  1. Put the lights & potpouri in the Mason jar.
     
  2. Leave the plug-in out.
     
  3. Put doily over the top of jar & put rubberband around the top.
     
  4. Tie ribbon around the rubberband.
     
  5. Plug in lights & the heat from the lights will heat up the potpouri.
     
  6. It looks pretty & smells great.
     

 

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Reviews

one of my favorites

michc68 3237024

@Nicolette, As with any holiday lights, please use caution when the lights are plugged in; make sure you unplug them when no one is home. --editors of FaveCrafts

JennyBee

I love this and want to make some, but I am worried about it being flammable. Is it?

Nicolette

I HAVE USED THIS PRODUCT AND NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH IT IN ANY WAY NOR ANYONE ELSE THAT I HAVE MADE THEM FOR

nanapqp 1944247

I use battery operated lights, I usually get them at Walgreens. Only 15 on a string so depending on the size of the jar I sometimes only need one string. I also make a padded lid top, something like a pincushion and put rick/rack or ribbon around the lid edge. Yes the lid must be opened to turn lights off and on, but to me its better than un unweildly cord protruding. Of course if you have a dremel tool you can make a hole at the base of the jar for the plug in, or the battery pack, to come out of.

Member 5148550

I have seen these jars smolder, but not burst into flame. I am sure if the person who had this jar hadn't seen it smoldering it would have burst soon. I feel it should be treated like a lite candle and never should be left unattended.

MarciaKY

I have made this product for years and it IS a wonderful gift for someone when you don't really know what to get them. It's sol simple and the aroma is wonderful when you plug the lights in. Also very pretty and a great conversation piece.

Crafter 9321858

Although this is a beautiful and really nice gift, one must be aware of fire dangers with this. The lights get hot and the potpouri can catch on fire. I have personnaly seen this happen.

natashia46

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