Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Baby Food Jar Decoupage Candle Holders

My daughter came home from school telling me she wanted to make a gift for her Library teacher (we had already made & assembled gifts for her regular teacher, gym teacher, music teacher, gymnastics coach and dance teacher - there was another teacher!) Plus, it was the winter solstice the evening we created these and we were going caroling to our neighbors and she wanted something to give them. So, time to get crafty! 

I had been meaning to have her make a couple of these for our windows, but we just had not gotten around to it until this came up.

How to Make Decoupage Candle Holders from Baby Food Jars

Gathered our supplies: baby food jars, glue, tissue paper, candles, paint brush, container for the glue, candles & yarn (not shown)

Spread glue over the entire outside of the jar, apply torn pieces of tissue paper over the top of the glue.

Cover the tissue paper in glue (or Mod Podge). Let dry. Rinse out your brush and container and put in varnish.  Paint a coat of varnish over the top of the dried container.

Allow it to dry upside down on wax paper, this way it won't stick to  anything when you are allowing the glue coat to dry and or later when you are allowing the varnish to dry. Allow about an hour for the glue or varnish to dry. If you put too much of one of them on, it may take longer.

Tie some yarn or ribbon around the top to  give it an extra added touch. Be sure to include a tea light candle so that the gift recipient gets that it is a candle holder and can begin using it right away.

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