How was your 4th of July? We hope you had a great time whatever you did. For many people they are off even today, the day after the 4th, and if you are one of these lucky people you have an extra day to craft. Here is a great candleholder project that is perfect to use anytime this summer. Use some recycled jars, and make them glow with style as candleholders. Cathie and Steve created this project, in a 4th of July theme, but you feel free to get creative and decorate it as you see fit. Candleholders can always come in handy especially during the summer. These candleholders are wonderful to pull out on a nice summer night.
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ Mediums – Flow Medium, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Brilliant Blue, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
1. Remove the label from the jar. Wipe the jar clean with rubbing alcohol.
2. Blend equal parts of calypso sky and flow medium. Paint the jar with the mixture. Allow to dry and paint a second coat.
3. Cut random sized stars from old book pages. Working on the outside of the jar, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the jar, position the stars onto the jar, top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge. Add stars until the jar is covered. Allow to dry.
4. Paint a star with brilliant blue paint.
5. Using hot glue attach a ribbon around the jar and glue stars to the ribbon.
Project Tip: Soak the jars in soapy water overnight to remove the labels and glue.