How To Make A Votive Candle Holder Gift For Mother’s Day ~ Instructions for how to make a votive candle holder especially designed for a floating candle.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and many of us including children are thinking of that special gift to say thank you! Why not plan to make a gift (or several) together for Mother’s Day that is inexpensive, easy to do at all ages and the final result is a stunning masterpiece. Not only will the end product be a lovely gift, but so will the time spent together making the craft.
The final project is quite adaptable to many other purposes. Several can be made in the colour scheme to match your room décor and used for decorative storage to help you organize a variety of items. Several can be made to have on hand for hostess gifts. Not only are you organized, but you are also presenting your hostess with a very unique attractive gift that is readily available. This craft can also be a birthday party craft. Just use kid pattern tissue paper is used and fill it with traditional ‘goodie bag’ sweets and other little thank you trinkets. Another organizing detail when planning birthday parties can be checked off the to-do list!
Here is a easy and fun to make Mother’s Day gift. It is a candle holder votive made from mason jars! I even had my students make this craft to give as a Mother’s Day gift. Here are the instructions…
Materials For How To Make A Votive Candle Holder Gift For Mother’s Day
- Plastic drop sheet: I used a repurposed dry cleaning bag.
- Mason Jar: I used the pint size but there is no reason why you can’t use a quart size
- Tissue paper: cut into about one inch squares
- White glue: that has been watered down at about a 1:1 ratio
- Cotton makeup pads or a paintbrush: if you use a paint brush, just wash it with warm soap and water afterwards to get the glue out
- Modge Podge: this is what gives it the crackled glassy effect
- Ribbon or raffia: the possibilities are endless
- Floating candles: I bought these at Michaels
How To Make A Votive Candle Holder For Mother’s Day
This is a five step project that requires drying time between each step so you will have to organize your time to work on this project over about a four hour timeline.
Apply the tissue one piece at a time by dabbing the glue/water mixture to the outside of the jar with the cotton pad or paintbrush. Work on one section at a time and be sure to dab the glue/water mixture over the tissue as well making sure that no edges or corners are sticking up. For this first coat apply the tissue in a vertical (top to bottom) fashion until the whole jar is covered except for the brim where the lid screws onto of the jar. Dabbing works better that stroking because the tissue can easily tear. Let this dry.
Follow the instructions for Step 1 but go in a horizontal fashion (around the jar) until the whole jar is covered with a second layer of tissue. Let this dry.
Apply the first coat of Modge Podge and let dry.
Apply the second coat of Modge Podge and let dry.
Select different colours of ribbon and/or raffia to secure around the top brim of the jar and tie into a bow. Notice how I store my ribbon collection. This is cut up corrugated plastic board that I bought at Home Depot. I just line up the ribbon in a storage bin for easy to retrieve compact storage.
Whenever you want to use the votive, simply fill with water to almost the top, gently plop a candle into the water and light. Enjoy this simple but stunning masterpiece on all kinds of occasions!
Isn’t the black stunning! One of my students made this for his mother. Lucky Mom!
This student chose a deep blue tissue paper colour for her mother with a combination of narrow ribbon and raffia.
I prefer a one tone colour scheme for colour impact. However, a monochromatic or multi-coloured scheme for a rainbow effect could also be possible options.
Here is a pinnable image for future reading!
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