Wednesday, February 15, 2012

tutorial: easy, colourful, magical, handmade tealights

Supplies:
glass jars if varying sizes- we used some old babyhood jars we had lying around (I have a problem letting go of glass jars. I keep and hoard them like a madwoman!)
coloured tissue paper (eco-tip: have a little box somewhere to store tissue paper that comes with gift wrapped presents that you are given throughout the year)
clear drying glue or like- we used hodgepodge as it is our kiddy wet glue of choice 

Directions:
tear the tissue paper into small pieces- don't worry too much about size or shape
put glue onto jars and tissue paper and press on to create a colourful stained glass look
let them dry
pop tea lights in and light


We made something similar for Brad at Christmas only called it a pencil holder for his desk at work. I like the look of the candles burning in the jars though, as it gives the colours depth and magic.


2 comments:

Rochelle's Lenz said...

We love our tealight candles glowing in our tissue covered jars too. Such a wonderful craft for little ones to create. Ours were first created to celebrate Matariki, and this post is a wonderful reminder to grace our table with more to celebrate "little sisters" welcome to the family table in her high chair.

rebekah @ justfordaisy said...

So beautiful! :) I love it!

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