Monday, 13 December 2010

Lighted Christmas Gift


Materials Needed
Clear plastic tote ( I used 11"x14")
Strand of clear Christmas Lights(25)
Red Plastic Outdoor Ribbon(Canadian Tire)
Frosted Contact Paper(Home Depot)
Take your tote(on the back at the bottom) & cut an x opening just large enough so the light plug can stick out.....Just push the plug out & leave the lights inside the tote...

Cut the frosted contact paper....to fit your side of the tote...Overlap the corners.... I found it easier to cut each panel separately........The frosted paper makes it look nicer imho... You can't see the light strand as well & it creates a warm glow....Stick paper on all sides on the outside of the tote......


We used heavy clear tape & taped the lights to the insides of the tote walls... This would be optional.....

Place lid on...

Tie the plastic ribbon all around the tote & a bow on the top....... This can be used outdoors as the tote protects the lights & the ribbon is plastic......so it is very weather proof. Our daughter liked hers so well she uses it in her front hallway.......& it looks charming inside as well.....

3 comments:

SouthernComfortknc said...

I like it!!! Thanks for sharing your technique.

Texicanwife said...

Love this Marilyn! I think I'll make several next year to place under the tree in our yard!!!

Marilyn Wallace said...

Thank Michelle & Cyndi.....They would be perfect for under the tree outdoors... They weren't that expensive to make.....