Then, on a recent trip to the craft store, I came across a large package of pretty jewelry-quality beads. With their translucent qualities, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.
I was the kid who couldn't get enough of Lite-Brite... In my book, it's so much better if it lights up! :)
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DIY Illuminated Ornament
clear acrylic fillable ornament-- must be able to open. mine measures 80mm.
translucent jewelry beads
high temp hot glue gun
twine to hang ornament
I glued flowers and leaves as close to the seam as possible without gluing over it. It's fine to have the leaves or flowers overlap the seam, and you'll actually want to do this to 'hide' the seam. Just keep the glue away. This is key if you want to be able to open your ornament to put in the light.
laliberi beads was enough to cover one 80 mm ornament with more to spare. I picked up the beads at Joanns and, with a coupon, spent around $6.