Friday, January 29

ARTS & CRAFTS: Valentine’s Day Votive

Decorate your house for Valentine's Day with these festive votive candles!

Recycled glass jars
Colored tissue paper (white, red, pink)
Liquid Starch or Mod Podge
Craft brushes
Tea Lights

  1. Using a craft brush, paint liquid starch or Mod Podge onto one side of a clean glass jar. Tear small pieces of white tissue paper and place on the painted side. Paint a layer overtop of the tissue paper now stuck to the jar. Continue painting and placing tissue paper until the outside of the jar is fully covered and a topcoat of Mod Podge has been applied.
  2. While the jar is still damp, cut small hearts from the red and pink tissue paper. Place the hearts onto the damp sides of the jar. If hearts do not stick, apply another layer of Mod Podge to dry areas of the jar.
  3. Once the hearts are in place, paint one last coat of Mod Podge over the jar to seal all tissue paper into place.
  4. Allow the votive to dry overnight then place a small tea light inside.

Contribute by Rebecca Stokes, Fairmont Private Schools
Images and Craft Instructions by Homemade Serenity

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