Christmas Light Box~Guest Post by: I Gotta Try That~

Create a magical Christmas Light Box!

Hi Everyone,  I am so excited to be here as a guest blogger for SaltTree’s Christmas Cavalcade.  I want to thank Amber for this opportunity to share one of my projects with you. 
I’m Marcie and my blog is “I Gotta Try That”

I love to bake, blog, dance, craft and everything else in between. When I see something I like, I gotta try it. Hence the name of my blog.

Today I would like to share an inexpensive and simple project.

You start with any size of container or box, and I mean any container will work. The dollar store and Walmart have several size boxes right now. That is where the Santa boxes came from.

You will need some paper. Scrapbook paper, wrapping paper or a paper bag. Whatever you’ve got.

You will need some Mod Podge or some watered down glue. I use a makeup sponge to apply the Mod Podge but you can use any type of sponge or brush. Take your paper and tear into pieces.

Spread the Mod Podge or glue on the backside of the paper and start to apply it to your box or container.

It’s like piecing together a puzzle.

I didn’t want the white paper edges showing on this particular box, so I filled it in with crayon.  When you are done, lightly put Mod Podge over the finished box.  Remember it will dry clear.  Then start with the lid.

Do the same with the lid as you did to the box.

Good so far? Let’s go on.

Next take a nail or sharp object and make holes all over the box and lid.

Take a set of lights and put in your box or container.

If you don’t have battery powered ones you will need to cut a hole in the back

Add a pretty ribbon if you like and your ready to plug it in and try it out!

Here it is with the lights on and off! It gives off a pretty glow.

This one is actually a plastic shortening container

I hope you enjoyed this, I sure enjoyed sharing it. I would love for you to stop by sometime and visit I Gotta Try That

I have a giveaway going on and many more projects to share.
You can always drop by on Monday’s for my linky party.
 Merry Christmas!

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  1. Anonymous says

    I think its a great idea and so sparkly and pretty. I was wondering since you do not put each little lite in a hole can you just use a cool light bulb? Do you think it would work?

  2. EYN62 says

    So cute! Two things though (actually three):
    1. Why cover such a cute box? Can’t it be used as is?
    2. I had given to me several years ago a container with potpourri and
    lights inside of it, after several times of using it, the wire casings
    on the lights began to melt, giving off a very nasty smell…..glad I
    was home when this happened, cause a couple of spots were actually
    melted through……surely would have started a fire!
    3. One light bulb surely would give the same affect right? Also producing
    less heat. DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED and provide adequate holes for ventilation!

    • Marcie says

      I agree do not leave unattended. I should have added that. I don’t even leave my fake tree plugged in if I’m not there. The reason I covered the cute boxes is because I wanted them to match another project and to show that any old box could be made cute. Thanks for the comments everyone!

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