DIY & Crafts

How to make crystal light Christmas ornaments

Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

How to make crystal light Christmas ornaments

Missing the lids from your fine cut-crystal salt and pepper shakers? Turn them into shimmery ornaments for your tree in just minutes. Add a spoonful of water and a sprig of fresh greenery for a unique and inexpensive way to continue to enjoy these pretty little treasures.

You need:
• Crystal salt and pepper shakers (with or without lids), approx 5 cm (2 inches) high
• 1/4- and 1/2-inch-wide wired ribbon
• Glass beads or crystals
• 24-gauge silver wire
• Scissors and wire snips

See a larger photo of the completed craft here.

To make:
1. Twist length of wire or 1/4-inch-wide ribbon around neck of shaker to form hanging loop.

2. Tie length of 1/2-inch-wide ribbon in bow around neck of shaker.

3. String 2 or 3 beads on length of wire and twist around neck of shaker, centring beads on knot of bow.

This story was originally titled "Crystal Light" in the December 2010 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!

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