Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Stained Glass" Votive Holder

These votive candle holders are really easy and fun to make and really cheap, too. I like cheap. Plus, they can be as simple or as intense as you want to design them. With a 4 year old and a 2 year old we went simple. Just torn up scraps of tissue paper mod podged on. We even made our own mod podge. That too is cheap and easy. Nice.

What You Need:
  • one Recipe Mod Podge (recipe at the end)
  • one small, cleanjar (We used artichoke heart jars that are 6.5 oz)
  • small (like 1-2"sq) torn pieces of tissue papers in various colors

Here's What You Do:
  • Brush a bit of the mod podge onto the outside of the jar then put a piece of tissue on it. Smooth out the tissue with more mod podge. Thin layers is best.
  • Do this all around.
  • Let dry.
  • Voila!
  • Now put a votive candle or tea light in it and put it on display or gift.


Mod Podge Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup Elmer's Glue
  • 1/4 water

Stir together in jar until well mixed. For what it's worth, we also used an artichoke heart jar to mix and keep our mod podge in.

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