Sunday, December 21, 2008

Decorative Candle Holders

Are you looking for a last minute, inexpensive Christmas gift or maybe just something to brighten up your home over the holidays? Why not make a nice decorative candle holder? They’re simple to make and it can give you and your kids something to do when it is too cold to go outside or you just feel creative.

What is needed, you ask? You need some sort of jar. This could be a pickle or some sort of other clear glass (some colored glass might work, but the results could vary). You’ll need some decorative Christmas napkins and maybe some other decorative ribbons and stickers, you can get very creative here, so you don’t need to buy a whole lot of stuff. You’ll also need a glue that will seal your decorated items to your jar. Finally, you’ll want some tea lights or other suitable candles. You probably have most of these items around your house already anyways.

Cut the napkin or stickers out so that they fit nicely on your jar. Then glue them on. You might also decide to add some ribbons and glitter, be creative. After allowing the jar(s) to dry, you can add your candle(s).

These jars look really nice when a candle is lit and they’re sitting on your table with your lights dimmed. They’re also nice gifts for your kids to give. Happy Holidays!

Photo credit: All of the pictures used in the article were taken of candle holders that my daughters made.

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