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DIY VIDEO: Easy Light-Up Holiday Bow

Create a cute, bright, lighted bow with saran wrap, hot glue, and a couple of LEDs. Yup, you heard me… saran wrap and hot glue. It is the perfect holiday craft for mom’s and daughters to do together, without breaking the bank.

Watch the video below and learn how to make a light-up bow. I promise that it is so easy, you won’t want to make just one!

DIY: How to Make A Lighted Holiday Bow from iHeartSwitch on Vimeo.

NOTE: "How To make a switch for the bow"

If you want to control when the light comes on, you can make a little switch by adding a toothpick or small stir straw in-between the + of the LEDs and + of the battery. When your ready for light just pull the toothpick out and press down the LED and tape to ensure the power is going to the LEDs. You’ll know when you have it right when it lights up. If it doesn’t want to light up after doing this, fold up some tin foil and put it between the + of the LED and battery to ensure a good connection.

BONUS For a really cute gift-wrap topper, make a pom pom using this technique from Creature Comforts (make sure to still use saran wrap!), 1 LED, and stencil paint on the tips of the saran wrap.


@guest on Jan 18: You may find LEDs at your local Radio Shack. There are many online sources too, such


Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 12:34

It is very difficult to see your video on my computer-maybe you can write out the whole directions
and also post where we can get the LEDS.
Thank you!

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 01:38

Chris. Great question! Yes, it does stay on. But, I added a Note to the blog above to help you make a switch so you can control when it is on or off. There are a couple other tutorials that out there that would work for this as well:


Alison Lewis

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 20:25

Once you have taped the led lights to the battery does it stay lite until the battery runs out? Is there away to turn it on and off. I think they are so cute.

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 17:22