Every year my friends and I do an ornament exchange in place of buying each other gifts. This year I accompanied their ornaments with these little lanterns for the holiday season.
I got the idea for these lanterns on Pinterest (of course!) and pretty much everything it takes to make them costs $1. $1 cranberries, $1 ribbon, $1 christmas tree greens. The little mason jars were $2 and the big bag of snow was $6 but there is sooo much left for other projects.
I simply hot glued the ribbon on, then the greens, and then the cranberries which I cut from $1 branches from Dollar Tree.
I filled them with snow and put a tealight inside. The picture shows a battery operated light but I used real tealights when I gave them as gifts.
When I gave them to my friends, I just placed the ornament string under the top and hung them from the lantern and had the perfect Christmas double gift.
I love how easy (and quick!) these were and they turned out to be a nice festive holiday present!
Aren't Christmas crafties just your favorite kind?!! ;)