Thursday, October 6, 2011

Recycled Halloween Votive Candle Holder

 

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  Today I made a quick project and recycled an empty salsa jar and turned it into a Halloween candle votive holderNew Camera Photos 001

  A strip of burlap, some twine, some cute number plates that I found in the scrapbooking section at Michaels, a votive candle, an empty jar, a pair of scissors, some Tacky Glue, and a handful of candy corn and I was in business.  This is so quick and easy to do.

Here’s how I did it:

  I took a piece of twin about 60 inches long and dabbed a dot of Tacky Glue on one end and attached it to the jar.  I held my finger on it as I wound the twine around the top of the jar.  Then I did the same with the second piece to fill in any gaps left by the first piece.  The twine covers up the top of the jar where the grooves are for the lid.  Then I cut a scrap of burlap and glued it around the center of the jar.  I threaded my number plate with a piece of twine and tied it around the jar on top of the burlap.  I got lucky with the numbers and there was a “31” for Halloween.  Although a lucky “13”would have been nice too. 

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   I filled the bottom of the jar with some candy corn and added a votive candle.  Then I scratched a match stick across the Trick or Treat Matchbox and lit the candle.  That’s it!   Easy!

6 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Yeah, I probably would have ate all the candy corn before it made it to the bottom of that votive, Lisa! : ) Super cute and quick project ~ love them! You did luck out with the 31, but you're right, 13 would have worked just as well.

Debi@7Gates said...

Very neat little project that doesn't cost hardly anything. I think I have most of the stuff here at home anyway except for the cutsy numbers. Love these ideas!

Marsha said...

I am just loving your craft show and tell. I think I'm going to have to try this, too. I already have a few jars set aside for a project.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Love it!!! Simple and cute. Just imagine all the variations on this idea for other holidays, special occasions, etc. Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

Triad said...

What a great idea! This is so cute! Lisa, I hate that I missed you at Victory Junction! I hope you enjoyed the tour.

~Rachel

nancy said...

love your site. cute project. I just started blogging and checking out a few.