DIY Fall-Inspired Votive Holder

diy candle holderI know its February and that I should be doing winter or valentines day crafts, but I am really longing for fall right now. I miss semi-warm, sunny and breezy days. I really want to see changing leaves, candles in people’s windows, and pumpkin pie. No idea what is going on in my head right now. Maybe all of the snow is getting to me… Anyway, all of this inspired me to make this fall-inspired votive holder. It is super easy and pretty cute 🙂

votive holder materialsThings You Will Need:
Paper stamps
Votive holder
Mod Podge
Paint brush
Tissue paper

tissue paper leavesStep 1:

Stamp out all of the tissue paper designs you want for your votive holder. I just cut out a few because I didn’t want to go overboard, but your design might look much better in excess. You decide.

leaves and mod podge

Step 2:

Get a small amount of Mod Podge on your paint brush and make a tiny circle on the glass where you want you tissue paper design to go. Place your paper design on top of the glue and lightly put another layer over the top. Remember how fragile the tissue paper is. If you add too much glue it will most likely fall apart.

Note: Wherever the glue is applied the glass will look frosted. In the picture above there is glue outside of the area where the leaves are. I cleaned this up with a dry paper towl. Do it quickly though; the glue dries fast.

Let it dry.

diy candle holder

Voila! A cute, fall-inspired votive holder. Can you tell that the candle is flameless?

Happy crafting 😀

DIY Candle Lamp

A cute (and cheap) decoration for a common room!  I am going to give you two (mini) tutorials today. Both fairly simple. 🙂

 

 

Things You Will Need:

Scissors
Tape (or glue)
flameless tealights
Light scrapbook paper
Long stemmed candle holder

 

 

Tutorial #1 (the easier of the two):

Step 1:

Cut your scrapbook paper in a rectangular shape. Make sure your edges are even.

 

 

Step 2:

Wrap the paper around your candle holder to find the correct size. When you find it, hold the edges tightly and glue/tape the edges to each other. Put a flameless candle into the holder and place the shade over your candle holder. There is lamp #1.

 

Tutorial #2:

Step 1:

Cut your scrapbook paper in a shape similar to the above. This may take a couple of tries so practice on notebook paper is advised. You will want to make sure the edges match up.

 

 

Step 2:

Add in the flameless candle and the shade and you have candle lamp #2.

 

 

 

Happy crafting!