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Christmas Lights Garland Craft

Christmas lights garland decorate the home or classroom.  Individual blubs are cute as gift tags.
An easy decorating craft for the holidays. Christmas lights garland – decorate the tree or the mantle, the classroom or use as a gift tag on packages.
MATERIALS:
Christmas lights garland decorate the home or classroom.  Individual blubs are cute as gift tags.
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Select and print out the PDF for the Medium Christmas bulbs or the Small Christmas bulbs.
  2. If you print the bulbs on white paper, cut them apart and trace on to different colors of construction paper.
  3. Cut a 2″ section of yarn or thread for each bulb.
  4. Measure and cut out tin foil for the base of the bulb. You can either cut for just one side, or cut enough to fold over so both sides of the bulb are covered. Be sure that the fold is on the side of the bulb – not the top, since that is where the loop will be.
  5. Add glue to one side of the bulb and attach the yarn/string to form a loop. (see example)
  6. Immediately add the foil over the string/yarn and press down. Turn over and attach the foil to the back of the bulb with glue.
  7. Once dry, string the bulbs on a length of ribbon – or as I have done with silver Mardi Gras beads.  If using Mardi Gras beads, make the yarn loop a little bit longer to make it easier to thread the bulbs on to the beads.
Suggestions:
  • Individual bulbs are cute to use as gift tags on presents.
  • Children can add letters to the bulbs to add a message to their banners. Ex. Happy Holidays…
Do you like this holiday printable craft? Post your comments below.

About Theresa Johnston

Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for About.com and current editor for AboutOrlando.com. I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.
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