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Old 06-04-2002, 08:35 AM
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The lanterns

I sure would like to see a picture of those lanterns you are talking about. I think I want to do this craft. But first, I have to find someone that has old baby food jars! lol!
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Babyfood Jar Christmas Tree Centerpiece

You will need:

15 baby food jars, cleaned, with lids
White glue
Christmas ribbon and decoration (optional)
Small Christmas lights
Hammer
Large pliers
Tin foil, cardboard backing, gold/silver paint (optional)
1. The first part of this project - gluing the jars together to form the tree shape - took the longest. (I opted to use white glue instead of hot glue or just "rubber-banding" them together.) I allowed each row to dry before adding the next row, laying 5 jars down on their sides and bracing them together with blocks of wood on each end. When the glue was dry, I added the next row of 4 jars, then the next row of 3 and so on.

2. Using the hammer and screwdriver, pound a hole in the center of each lid. (I used a block of wood, placed the screwdriver in the center, and gave it a good whack, then wiggled the screwdriver back and forth to enlarge the hole.) Protect your fingers and the lights from sharp edges by wrapping the hole with tin foil or electrical tape. I used tin foil and left large pieces hanging out into the center of the lid, because I liked the shiny effect.

3. Insert lights through the lids and screw the lids onto the jars.

4. Decorate with ribbon and Christmas doodads as you like. My Christmas colors this year will be burgundy, gold and white, so I used burgundy ribbon and bows, and some gold decorations.

5. If your centerpiece will sit against a wall, that's all you need to do. However, I want to place my centerpiece in the window sill, and the back will be visible. So, I cut out a piece of cardboard to match the size of my jar-tree and painted it metallic gold. I attached the cardboard using a piece of ribbon, tying a bow at the back. If I get really ambitious, I may make another one of these and stand them back to back in the middle of the table!
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Old 11-13-2002, 09:46 AM
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Thanks for starting this post...I have a 7 month old and a million jars, reading this post got me thinking....
Here is another site I found.....

http://familycrafts.about.com/librar...rbabyfdtrt.htm
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Old 11-13-2002, 09:53 AM
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K, Now you got me started !!!...LOL

Baby Food Jar Air Freshener

You need:

Potpourri
Clean Baby Food Jar (no top needed)
5" Paper Doily
Rubber Band
Lace
Ribbon Rose
Low Temp Glue Gun
Instructions:

Fill jar with potpourri. Cover with a paper doily or tulle. Secure with rubber band. Tie a ribbon around the jar to hide the rubber band. Hot glue ribbon rose to ribbon.
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Wow! What a fabulous thread this is! So many unique and wonderful ideas...
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