Home Life Blog: DIY Holiday Decor: Light Up Jar

November 26, 2014

DIY Holiday Decor: Light Up Jar

Holiday decorating is in full swing at my house!  I'm so excited to be sharing some creative ways to decorate your home for the Holidays!  They are all simple, cute, low cost and the perfect way for you to DIY your way to the perfect Holiday this year!  So here is my first project for you.

I found this lovely jar at an estate sale for just $3!  You can't really tell from the pic, but this is a huge jar!  I loved the shape of it and the little handle it had.  It was love at first sight and I had the perfect project already lined up!  

What you'll need for this super easy project is a jar, some Christmas lights (I bought the all white ones) and some ribbon.  

I would take your lights out of the box (if they're new) and stretch them out before you start this project.  Otherwise they will just fall all the way to the bottom of the jar.  You want them to fill the jar up to the top.  

Once you have you're lights in the perfect position, then you can move on to decorating the jar with a simple ribbon!  I just used a red one that I already had laying around.  The bow doesn't have to be extreme because the real beauty will be the jar lit up!  

And doesn't it just look beautiful?  Actually, these pictures do not do this project justice!  It's even more beautiful at night lit up!

I have many more projects lined up for you, so stay tuned next week for more!   

Other Holiday Posts:

I've linked up this post at:

-Hawthorne and Main
-A Bowl Full of Lemons
-Anastasia Vintag


  1. Such a great idea! I have the perfect jar to do this with too :)

  2. That looks like a DIY that I could actually do!!

  3. What a creative and fun project! It's always the simple things that turn out so cute!

  4. I love how simple this DIY project is to make plus it looks so cute. I love anything that lights up for the holidays :)

  5. Very creative. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Beautiful and looks easy enough for me!

  7. Great idea! I am "creatively" challenged so I love easy ideas!

  8. Very cute. I use strands of LED lights I ordered from Amazon (super cheap) on wire that is bendable. It looks awesome at night!

  9. I really love that light jar. Really pretty!

  10. Thank you for the free printable! Super cute jar!


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