These instructions tell you how to make one basic tissue votive holder. Add your choice of embellishments with the ideas given in the blog post.
1-2 hours drying time1hr
Course: holiday decor
Keyword: decoupage, Mod Podge, tissue paper, upcycled jar
Author: Rachel Nelson
Pair of scissors
1medium jar with lidabout 4 x 5 1/2 inches
1large sheet decorative tissue paper
Mod Podge decoupage medium
Spray paintor acrylic paint for lid
Wash and dry jar and lid thoroughly.
Lay the jar on top of a sheet of tissue paper. Roll the jar into the paper to gauge how much you'll need to cover the jar. Cut the tissue paper to size.
Coat the sides of the jar with decoupage glue by painting it on in vertical strokes.
Wrap the still wet, coated jar by laying it against the inside of the gift tissue paper and rolling against the strip until it covers the sides of the jar. Seal down the overlapping piece of the strip by painting the back of it with a little decoupage glue, and smoothing it down.
Next, evenly coat the paper covering with more Mod Podge. Let the coating set up and dry for 15-20 minutes.
Decorate the lid of the jar by painting with a good enamel craft paint. Allow the jar and lid to dry thoroughly before using as a votive holder.
To use, place a small crumpled piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of the jar. Nestle a votive candle inside the aluminum foil so that it is level and stable. When the candle is used up, remove the aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
Krylon Colormaxx can be found in craft and hardware stores, or online. It's a combination spray paint and primer that gives good coverage on most surfaces. It may take two or more coats to cover the markings on your jar lid. It's also a good idea to add a base coat of paint before embellishing the jar lid with glitter, tissue, stickers, clip art or scrapbooking elements.See blog post for more jar design inspiration.