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Stained Glass Votive Candle Holder

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By dawnjordan77

Stained Glass Votive Candle Holder

Stained Glass Votive Candle Holder

Name of Project

Stained Glass Votive Candle Holder

Ages This Project is Suitable For

ages 2+, older children can cut their own paper and make it more elaborate.

Approximate Time Required to Complete This Project

30 minutes

Materials Needed

clean baby food jar

colored tissue paper

glue that dries clear


paint brush

votive candle

work space protector (table cloth, wax paper, or a tray)


black paper


glitter glue


1. Protect your work space with a table cloth, wax paper, or a tray

2. Cut colored tissue paper into small pieces

3. Use the paint brush to apply a thin layer of glue to the outside of jar

4. Place colored tissue paper onto jar over the glue

5. Use the paint brush to apply a thin layer of glue over the top of the tissue paper

6. Apply glitter, if you like, by sprinkling it on

7. If using glitter glue, wait for the regular glue to dry before applying glitter glue

8. Once completely dry, place a votive candle inside

Tips and Tricks

  • Use caution not to get too much glue on top of the tissue paper, this will cause it to bunch up
  • Hold the jar upside down with fingers inside to apply glitter, this way you can rotate it in the air
  • Older children can even cut thin strips of black paper to create elaborate designs, then place the colored tissue paper inside the black lines
  • This one pictured, I made with my son when he was 2 1/2.

Sherri Osborn, About.com Family Crafts, says:

If you like this project, make sure you check out more baby food jar crafts and more candle holder crafts.

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