While the house is cozy and warm we pull back the curtains in search of the morning sun. To our delight we find our old friend Jack Frost has paid us a visit and left behind his lovely artwork on the newly-frosted windows!
With Christmas drawing near, we wish to bring cheer to all of our family and friends who may visit! We set out white tissue paper, glass jars, and glue to create frosted candleholders!
For this project you will need:
.: Half-pint Mason jars. (Recycled pickle, jam, or sauce jars would be wonderful as well!)
.: Modge Podge Decoupage Glue
.: Paint brush
.: White tissue paper.
.: Paper doiles (Can be found in the baking section of a craft store.)
.: Raffia ( I used brown-colored Raffia to pick up on the brown pine cones in the greenery.)
Steps One, Two & Three:
Cover the entire glass jar with glue.
Tear white tissue paper into strips and begin to cover every part of the glass with the tissue paper. Once this step is finished, coat the entire jar a second time to seal it and ensure a smooth finish.
Cover the bottom of your jar with glue and set it on top of a paper doile. This will give your jar a place to dry without getting glue everywhere. (It also brings a sweetness to the candle with the 'lace' edge showing.)
Tie your Raffia around the rim of the jar. Next, place your greenery and pinecone in place and secure them to the jar with the raffia as well.
* These frosted votive holders are also easy enough for the children to create for their own gift-giving*
These small frosted winter votive holders were originally part of a commission for a winter party. I inscribed all of the attendant's names on the bottom of each paper doile. All of the votives are ringed by a handmade evergreen wreath to create an illuminated natural centerpiece. At the end of the evening each guest will take home a frosted votive as a keepsake of the celebration!
.: The decorated mantle - also part of the creating I did for a winter party commission piece! :.
May your holiday celebrations be infused with intention, artfulness and light!