DIY Lightbox Ornament

light box christmas ornament diy

When I think of what I love about Christmas tree decorations, it’s two things…the lights and the ornaments. So making a lit ornament is a win-win for this crafter.

We played around with lots of ways to get make these little boxes glow, and with a string light bulb poked through the back, these snowflake shapes came to life.

Now I just want to decorate a whole tree in these! Who’s with me?

What you need:

  • Square jewelry box  (3 ½” x 3 ½” )
  • Exacto knife
  • Paint and Paint brush
  • A square of white paper
  • Two colors of washi tape
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Pencil
  • Nail file
  • Hot-glue gun

Make It!

  1. Draw a 2 ½ “ square in the center of the box lid to leaving a ½” margin on all sides. 
  2. Use the exacto knife to cut out the square, and sand down thee edges with a nail file.
  3. Paint the top and sides of the box and let dry.
  4. Trace top of box onto white paper and layer washi tape inside the square to create a criss crossing snowflake design.
  5. Cut out square and secure in the center of lid opening with washi tape.
  6. Poke a hole in the back center of the back using a pencil or scissors.
  7. Cut and knot a loop of string, glue it into top corner of the box lid and close the box to secure.
  8. Hang on tree, inserting light into the back of box.

December 12, 2017| Christmas, Decor, DIY Home, Holidays