Homemade Candle Holders for Mother’s Day!

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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!

Supplies:

  • 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

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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!

    Reply

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

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

    Reply

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

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

    Reply

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

    I Love this idea!

    Reply

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

    Sounds like fun! Thank you for sharing….

    Reply

  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

    Reply

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