Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Holiday Crafting: Votive Candles

As mentioned before, I will be posting ideas for crafts and activities that we are going to be doing. The first of these are Votive Candle Holders.

These are a recycle craft. I have a small collection of those little clear glass jars that dried beef come in. At a yard sale, I was given a small stack of packaged little decorative napkins that they had a surplus of. The only materials I have had to buy are Mod Podge and the little votive candles to put into the holders.

To make these candle holders, start by separating the layers of your decorative napkins so that you only have the decorative layer. Save the bottom layer to use for another project. Just a note: if you only have the white tissue napkins, use food coloring & water to "tie dye" the napkins then let dry before using.

Tear the napkin into workable sections. I recommend no bigger than 1 inch square. Lightly coat a section of the outside of your glass jar with Mod Podge. Lay the napkins over it and continue adding more pieces of the napkin, slightly overlapping each piece, until the outside of the jar is covered. Let dry completely. Add another light coat of Mod Podge and allow to dry again. You can add a total of 2-3 top coats of the Mod Podge. On the final coat, you may like to accent the candle holder with a fine glitter.

The finished candle holder is very pretty and an easy project even for young preschool aged children to complete with limited assistance. It makes a nice decoration as well as a cute gift idea.

1 comment:

Peggy said...

what a fun gift idea!! Thank you