During some blog meandering, I found these super cute Valentine Candle Holders here.
I was transported me back about 15 years to a Christmas craft I did while babysitting my little cousins (EEK! Who are now in college and high school! When did I get so old?). Back in the day I used juice glasses I found at Goodwill, red & green tissue paper & watered down Elmer's! While I'm still an avid Goodwiller...I'd like to think my methods have become more sophisticated. Observe:
Ummm...well...I've got a re-purposed Ragu jar, tissue paper (deja vu), Modge Podge (WAY more professional than water & glue...but it does the same job), and this super nifty heart cutter. Want a closer look???
Lady Kat & I were getting lost at JoAnn's and the paper cutting supplies were 40% off! YIPPEE! I picked up this baby & random other stuff and the total was less than this Fiskars cutter was to begin with! Makes me smile just to think about it...
I used this tool to make the collection of pink hearts in the first picture. Then I did some anger management and ripped up some white tissue paper. I slathered Modge Podge on my clean Ragu jar and attached the white tissue. It gets bumpy and wrinkly, but I like that look...so I went with it. I covered the entire jar like this and did a light coat of Modge Podge over the top. Here is the gloppy look you'll get:
Doesn't look like much yet. Then I started adding the hearts. With my first one I did them willy nilly. The tissue heart stuck to the top Modge Podge layer and I lightly brushed over the top of the entire heart.
Let your jar completely dry. Then do as many more as you'd like! Here's my collection:
So cute. So simple. So NOT expensive! Pop a candle inside and watch it glow! HA! I just noticed one of the handles on the chest is pointed up. Thanks, Lady Kat!
And my favorite...Can You Feel the LOVE?
I'm linking up at these fun parties!