Create an ornament that will light up your tree!
What You'll Need
Felt, 1 LEDboard, 1 Batteryboard, 1, Coin-cell battery, Conductive thread & Thread
Sewing Needle & Scissors
Step 1: Prep
Cut felt into the shape of an ornament. You can create your own unique design for the ornament. Make sure you cut two of the same shape for the front and back.
Step 2: Attach Components
Sew on the Star LEDboard for the front piece. On the back piece sew on the battery holder.
Step 3: Sew the Felt
Sew the two felt pieces together. Before sewing it all the way make sure you stuff the ornament so that it becomes plush. Once you finish stuffing it, you can finish sewing it together.
Step 4: Connect the circuit
On both the battery holder and Star LEDboard sew around one of the holes marked “+” and "-" 3 - 5 times with the conductive thread, secure with a knot, and trim the extra thread.
Use a running stitch and conductive thread to connect the negative of the LEDboard to the negative side of the batteryboard. Do the same with the positive side.
Test your Circuit
At this point you can insert your battery into the batteryboard. Make sure the “+” faces up to match the “+” on the batteryboard. Snap the two snap pieces together. Your LED should light up!
If your LED flickers or does not light up:
Check that your battery has enough charge to power the LED! If you have a voltmeter you can make sure the battery is above 2.5 volts.Check that your positive and negative connections do not cross or touch. Check that your thread is tight around all the conductive holes.
You may need to take out and re-sew your connections.
If everything works, hang it up!