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12.11.2013

Doily & Glitter Candle Holders



It's another Mason jar craft!  That's because we made both these and the "Cookie Mix in a Jar" on the same day and then got too busy to separate them with a recipe post, so instead it's a jar-stravaganza!  (Yeah, that's not even clever. I'm writing this past my bedtime so forgive me).  All hilarity aside, we think these candle holders turned out pretty gorgeous.  We made these because we had seen something similar on Pinterest and we both wanted to decorate our houses with them - thus, a blog post was born.  These are sparkly and wintery and pretty festive but they could also be considered "elegant" and "vintage" and be left out all year.  And speaking of left out - definitely leave out the real candles when using these lovlies because they are filled with paper and things that can catch on fire.  Battery operated tealights only, Granny.    

Supplies


For the Doily Jar:
  • Ball Mason Pint Jars (16 oz. wide mouth) 
  • Mod Podge
  • A medium sized paintbrush
  • Parchment Paper
  • Paper doilies (we used these, which we got at JoAnn's, but you can use any style)
  • Battery operated tealights

For the Glitter Jar:
  • Ball Mason Pint Jars (16 oz. regular mouth)
  • Mod Podge
  • A medium sized paint brush
  • Glitter (for ours we used a snow-like clear glitter)
  • Battery operated tealights

Directions


For the Doily Jar:

1.  Cut out a (rectangular) piece of parchment paper that fits inside your wide-mouth jar.

2.  Collage said piece of paper with cut-up paper doilies.  Stick them on with Mod Podge. (For ours we cut up these giant doilies and glued them on in strips - but you can use any shape/size doilies you want, just cut them to fit the parchment paper).

3.  Paint the inside of your jar with a thin layer of Mod Podge and press your doily-paper in to stick.

4.  Let dry & add battery operated tealight.

For the Glitter Jar: 

1.  Paint the inside of your jar with a thin layer of Mod Podge.

2.  Dump a whole bunch of glitter into the jar, replace the lid and shake.

3.  Once the inside is well coated with glitter, pour out the excess onto a piece of paper and funnel it back into your glitter container.

4.  Let dry & add battery operated tealight.




Also, we have a winner of our November Photo-A-Day Challenge.  Congratulations to Kim Ralls!  We will be contacting you to get your address so we can mail you your prize.




1 comment :

  1. These are adorable! Definitely have to make these sometime!

    Caitlin x
    http://oceanicstars.blogspot.com

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