Saturday, January 4, 2014

DIY Votive Candle Holders

Okay, if you're like me, you have a love/hate thing going on with Pinterest. Who knows how many hours of my life have been wasted scrolling for projects I, (if truth be told), will never get around to. It has also made me fearful of throwing away random items, such as old spaghetti sauce jar because one magical day, I will need like a dozen of them for a DIY project. And thank goodness that site made me hoarde away those old glass jars because you and I are about to give our kids the easiest project culminating in a most beautiful result.

You'll need:

Glass jar, cleaned
Modge Podge

Before the kiddies can begin, you'll need to remove the label and glue from your old glass jar. For easy instructions on how to do so, click below.

After you've cleaned and dried the jar, have your little one brush glue on the inside of the jar.

Make sure the entire inside of the jar is covered with glue.

Pour your favorite color of glitter inside the jar, screw the lid on...

...and let your little one shake, shake, shake!

Your jar will now look like this:

Yes, I'll admit, it's not very attractive. But if you used modge podge, it will dry absolutely clear. The screw threads around the mouth of the jar bother me, so, to help hide them, I tied a length of ribbon around.

With votive candles
My camera did no justice to these DIY candle holders. We put them on our dinner table when we had family over the other night and they were shocked to learn my little ones had made them. We were actually commissioned to make more!