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How to Make a Festive Christmas Vase with Lights (for Under $10)

In today’s blog post, I’m going to show you how to make a Christmas vase with lights for under $10! For this craft idea, I bought most of my supplies at Dollar Tree. It’s a great holiday decoration for a table centerpiece or to place in any room you like! Get the tutorial below.


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One of the things I love about creating my own Christmas crafts is that it saves money!

You can recreate many types of high-end holiday decorations if you have the time. It’s a great way to celebrate the holiday season and spark your creativity.

A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about buying a Christmas vase with lights for our home. When I saw some of the decorations I could buy, it gave me the idea to try to recreate them myself.

Sometimes holiday vases can be pretty expensive, like this lovely gnome electric pre-lit vase I found at Target. It’s really nice and I’d love to have it, but $88 is out of my budget right now.

So I went to my neighborhood Dollar Tree and picked out the supplies I needed to create my own Christmas vase with lights.

For my Christmas vase, I purchased two glass vases, a “JOY” and “PEACE” ornament, two boxes of the 5-feet clear lights, gold-glittered ornament balls, and two mini pinecone wreaths.

I already had mini pinecones and a bag of Aldi pinecones at home so I didn’t need to buy more. Altogether, I paid about $10 for the Dollar Tree supplies.

Here’s how I made it!

HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS VASE WITH LIGHTS

Materials you will need:

  • pinecones (You can use scented or unscented pine cones. If you’re going to use Dollar Tree vases, then I recommend using mini pinecones like this so they fit easily in your Christmas vase.)
  • Dollar Tree’s mini Christmas lights (I bought the 5 feet clear lights. Twenty lights come in one box. You could also use fairy lights for this craft!)
  • mini pinecone wreath (Here’s a similar package deal at Amazon.)
  • mini gold-glittered ornament balls
  • ornament decoration (I bought the “Joy” and “Peace” ornaments at DT.)
  • glass or plastic vase
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors

DIRECTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS VASE WITH LIGHTS

(There are 4 steps for this Christmas vase craft.)

1. PREP HOT GLUE GUN AND REMOVE TAGS FROM ITEMS.

Turn on your hot glue gun and load it with a glue stick. Then cut off the tags on your items while your glue gun is warming up.

2. APPLY HOT GLUE TO ORNAMENT AND ATTACH TO VASE.

Once your glue gun is ready to use, apply hot glue to the back of your ornament.

Then place it at the lower end of your vase. Hold it for a few seconds to make sure it sticks to the vase.

3. PLACE MINI WREATH AROUND VASE.

Place your mini wreath around your Christmas vase. Adjust the wreath to center around your ornament.


CRAFT TIP: Depending on the size of your vase, you may need to adjust your mini wreath to fit around your vase. I had to do this with my wreath so I cut it in the middle and then fit it around my Christmas vase.

You may also want to apply some hot glue to a few spots on your wreath so it attaches easily to your vase.


4. ADD LIGHTS, ORNAMENTS, AND PINECONES TO VASE.

I first added a few lights to the vase and then placed some pinecones on top of the lights.

Then I added a few of the gold ornaments on top of the pinecones. Repeat this process to create a layered effect if you like.


CRAFT TIP: Adding the lights, ornaments, and pinecones to the Christmas vase will require some adjusting. Find what works best for you!


CHRISTMAS VASE WITH LIGHTS ADDS AMBIANCE TO YOUR HOME

A Christmas vase with lights is a great way to add holiday ambiance to your home. Whenever I plug in the lights to light up the vases, it gives the room a cozy, warm feeling.

This holiday craft idea would also make a great centerpiece decoration for your dining table. Place it on a decorative serving tray or alongside candles.

Or it would work well for a holiday decoration idea in your living room, kitchen, bathroom, or office!

Hope you enjoy making this Christmas vase decor idea! xoxo


PHOTO CREDIT NOTE: All photographs are courtesy of Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit.

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