Pretty Candle Holder

 

I love these, they are soooooo cute and make great presents!!!!

You will need:

Basic Supplies

Jar to decorate (I like a baby food jar, mason jars work really well too, and you could also just decorate the lid of a jar)

Tissue Paper (I like white, but any color is fine)

Mod-Podge

Paper Cutout (old cards, fancy paper, fabric, or a pressed flower)

Faux or real tea candle

Ribbon or lace, optional

Something to protect your surface, (wax paper is essential, layer it on top of a plastic mat or some newspaper)

Skill level: 3           Time: About 30 minutes, not including drying time

Lets make it!

  1. Cut the tissue paper into small squares, 1 inch works well, personally I never measure, I just cut small squares that are about 1 inch,
  2. Pour the mod-podge into a small dish
  3. Using a foam paintbrush spread the jar with the mod-podge

    IMG_3587
    Don’t spread the mod-podge on the jar to thickly otherwise, it will take forever to dry
  4. Stick on the tissue paper

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    Be careful when sticking on the tissue paper, if you get the paper really soaked into the glue then your project quickly becomes a mess.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, 1-2 times, (don`t put to many layers on or else you won`t be able to see the candle light shining through)
  6. Mod-podge the back of your design then stick it to your jar

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    Make sure that you mod-podge over the entire jar when you are finished sticking on the image
  7. Mod-podge over the image and the entire jar
  8. Let dry completely!!! This is super-duper important, over night usually is best
  9. Hot-Glue your ribbon or lace to the jar (if you have it)
  10. Put the tea candle into the jar, light it and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Note: It is okay to put a real candle into your jar BECAUSE their is no paper or anything that would catch fire inside of it. Still I like the comfort of using a faux light. 🙂
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