decorated glass candle holder
i had so much fun creating this project. it’s easy and pretty during the day and incredibly cool at night when illuminated. the key is to find a fairly good size glass container and use a small votive candle…this prevents the glass, paper, and glue from getting to hot. i plan to make a few of them and also as presents! it is a relatively inexpensive project with great results.
here’s the glass container i used. i tried to find one on amazon, but couldn’t find the exact same one, sorry.
next pick a photo you’ll want to display on the candle holder. mine is just a copy i made on our home printer. since it is printed on regular paper it has a see through quality which is cool when you light the candle at night. if you want that vellum look, i’ve been told by my friend Nancy, that there is vellum ink jet paper available at Staples.
i cut my photo to size and then also cut glitter ribbon to frame the photo. i always want a little sparkle on my projects.
next i used my fun wrapping paper that i bought from the Paper Source. i also used ribbon that i bought from Costco. if you haven’t found their awesome supply of ribbon you have to check it out. in keeping with the Costco tradition, it comes in a bulk amount of nice quality ribbon!
now i just tied the ribbon on the back, since i didn’t want to hassle with the glue. in other words i was lazy…
next if you want to make a fun string decoration, here is how i made mine. i used some hemp string and tied three pearl buttons to them.
string the two buttons on and on the third one you’ll want to string both ends through each hole. hope this make sense… then place it on your candle holder and tie a bow on top of that third button. center the buttons around the photo.
the bow looks like this.
you’re done with a cute project and you can decorate any room with it! mine is in my bedroom that has a a seaside decor. love it…