Every year I love having my holiday candle exchange party just with the girls! Instead of an ornaments, I came up with exchanging holiday candle or holder, so everyone goes home with a beautiful candle (and I always make a party favor). It so much fun, but the twist is…it can not cost more than $8.00!! So everyone gets very creative, they want to hear the biggest WOW…and I wanted that one! Ok enough about the party..so this my candle holder idea that one of my friend will get! With a sheet of white tissue, scissors, Mod Podge, a brush and glass vase or recycle a jar, done!!
- Any glass vase or jar or recycle a glass jar
- Mod Podge Gloss
- White tissue paper 1 sheet
- Paint brush
- Old paint brush
- Optional: DecoArt Twinlkes glitter paint in Crystal
Cut snowflakes from the white tissue paper. If you are using a recycled (used) sheet of tissue, iron it with low setting to smooth, making it easier to fold and cut. Remember snowflakes are about the folding and they should be unique! I cut more than I needed, but I used about 16 snowflakes in all different sizes and shapes.
Wash and dry the outside your vase or jar.
Brush an even coat of Mod Podge on the front side of the vase, gently place a snowflake in the glue. Paint a coat of Mod Podge gently over the snowflake. Once the tissue is in the glue, it will tear or move easily.
Now go over the entire area with Mod Podge using an up-down movement. You want to create texture and cover up any brush strokes. This can be done after you do each snowflake or after all snowflake are glued in place.
Let dry! If you should notice any areas where brush stokes are noticable, add more Mod Podge in the up-down motion.
Loved the shape of this jar, sprung white glass beads on wire and wrapped around the top. This will make a perfect Christmas gift!
If you like a little sparkle, add a coat of DecoArt Twinkles in Crystal (glitter paint)!
Isn’t this the perfect inexpensive, homemade gift!!