Homemade Candle Holders for Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day candle holders --- MinnesotaFromScratch.wordpress.com

My preschool teacher friend, Molly, made these adorable candle holders with her students last week. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to post them on the blog. They are so easy to make!


  • A glass jar of some type. Could be an old baby food jar, a canning jar or any other used glass jar.
  • Mod Podge – gloss finish
  • Paint brushes or foam brushes
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper of various colors, cut into pieces 
  • Optional: Ribbon, stickers, glitter glue

How to:

  • Have your child cut or rip the tissue paper into pieces (the size depends on the size of the jar you are using).
  • Paint Mod Podge onto the jar and place the tissue paper over the wet area.
  • Cover entire jar with tissue paper pieces. Create overlaps with the tissue paper.
  • Once jar is covered, thinly coat the tissue paper with Mod Podge and let dry.
  • Optional final touches: Tie a ribbon around the jar, add stickers or add shimmer by painting on glitter glue.
  • So simple and so adorable. Use a standard tea light candle or a flame-less candle to illuminate!

What is the best Mother’s Day gift you have ever received or given?

Take care, Stephanie


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary
    May 07, 2013 @ 10:35:30

    Those are so cute! What a great project for kids of all ages….. Thanks!


  2. Peggy Greco
    May 07, 2013 @ 12:42:55

    These are a sweet and lovely project for kids to do for mothers day.


  3. Aimee
    May 07, 2013 @ 13:42:50

    Soooo cute! I teach pre-school age kids and this would be cute


  4. Loris Ayoub
    May 07, 2013 @ 14:17:03

    I Love this idea!


  5. Catalina
    May 08, 2013 @ 09:06:49

    Sounds like fun! Thank you for sharing….


  6. Lisa R
    May 08, 2013 @ 10:48:39

    Adorable. the best gifts for me were always the ones from my kids. I still have a lot of them


  7. Trackback: Gardening Homemade Cheap Gifts For Mother's Day

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-41549617-1', 'wordpress.com'); ga('send', 'pageview');
%d bloggers like this: