We are well stocked with empty baby food jars these days, so I am on a mission to come up with creative ways to turn them into a fun projects this summer. First up – 4th of July Votive Candle Holders. I love that this entire project is made with recycled materials. Total out-of-pocket expense $0!
- Glass jars
- Tissue Paper
- Glue (I used Elmer’s School Glue)
- Paint brush
This project is so easy that I left my daughter doing step two while I grabbed the baby, and when I returned she had figured out and started step three without me. (My little crafter!)
Step 1– Cut little squares of red, white and blue tissue paper. (It would also be really cut to use a star-shaped hole punch for this, but I didn’t have one.)
Step 2 – Before starting step two, mix one part glue and one part water. This creates a homemade modge podge. Paint a layer of glue along the inside of the jar.
Step 3 – Place your tissue paper along the inside of the jar. Tip – use the back of the paint brush to smooth little bits in place.
Step 4 – Paint another layer of glue on top of your tissue paper. (Glue dries clear, so go crazy!)
Step 5 – Add battery-operated candles, step back and marvel!
NOTE – This craft is NOT fireproof. Please don’t use real candles, you will see in the pictures we used battery-operated tea lights.
Happy 4th of July!