Plastic Icicle Ornaments – recycle a container into homemade Christmas Ornaments!
In hindsight, I could have left these plastic icicle ornaments until after Christmas, when we’ll still be making “winter crafts” without the “holiday” focus. I fell in love with these icicle ornaments when I saw them over at Adventures at Home. I actually thought they were REAL icicles at first glance. Anyway, I was too excited to wait until after Christmas to make some!
The weather today was absolutely incredible for this time of year! By 10:30am, the thermometer on our deck read 10 degrees!! It sure doesn’t FEEL like Christmas is right around the corner!
Ok, on to our icicle ornaments! For the prep: Use an exacto-knife to cut irregular, jagged shapes out of a plastic dish detergent bottle. For a couple of the icicles, I used a plastic package that held raspberries. Add a couple of tbsp of white sugar to a jar with a lid. Punch a hole in the top of each icicle. Now you’re ready to roll.
Paint the icicles with some glue. I used clear glue because, HELLO, see the price tag? TWENTY-NINE CENTS! I picked up 8 bottles of this stuff at Michael’s the other day. They were marked down for clearance!!
Now pop your icicle in to the jar (the mason jar and its 2-piece lid was an exercise itself), tighten the lid and……. shakey-shakey-shake it, shake it all you can… (that’s the song that the Hooligans and I always sing when we have to shake anything. It might be a song that I made up, so don’t feel bad if you don’t know the tune).
Aren’t these beautiful? I love ’em! Thanks, Adventures at Home!