Are you looking for an inexpensive craft idea for the holidays?If so, you’re in the right place! Re-use items you already have in your home to make this craft. For a simple craft idea that children or adults can do, you can make this simple mason jar candle holder centerpiece for your table. Not only does this work well for Christmas, but it would also be festive for St. Patrick’s Day!
DIY Mason Jar Candle Holder
For a thrifty craft idea, add green decor to your home by re-using items you already have in your home. If you have a mason jar and leftover tissue paper from an old gift, this craft is easy to do!
First, collect everything you need. You should have at least two different colors of tissue paper. Cut the tissue paper into small squares, about one inch across. Whether you tear the squares or cut them precisely, make them look similar in size and texture.
Double check that you have the other supplies. For the candle holder, you can use any size mason jar. Since I already had a small mason jar, re-using it added an eco-friendly and budget-savvy touch to the project. To decorate the jar, you will use Mod Podge.
Start with one side of the mason jar first. Paint the the Mod Podge on the jar. I used a paintbrush, but you can use a variety of paint tools to apply it. Then, layer the green squares. When you press each one down, check that they adhere to the jar. Usually, the Mod Podge soaks through the tissue paper well enough that even after layering two or three squares, the tissue paper stays on well.
After practicing on one side, go all the way around the jar. Add Mod Podge to each section and layer the tissue paper. You can add multiple layers to make a variety of shades, but double check that you leave some spaces lighter to allow the light to shine through.
When you completely cover the jar with the tissue paper, apply a layer of Mod Podge over the entire jar. Doing an additional layer will make the tissue paper firmly stay in place.
Finally, let your mason jar dry completely. Around an hour later, the Mod Podge will dry completely clear. Place a small tea light candle inside. To keep the jar from getting too hot, I only light the candle for a short amount of time. You can also buy additional accessories – including a wire candle holder to elevate the candle – for your DIY Mod Podge green tissue paper mason jar candle holder.
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