wouldn’t you say? And you know me–I need it to be fun and easy and if you can repurpose something in the process–well, then…it’s perfect.
All you need is:
small jars–any size–we used baby food jars, tiny mustard jars and even a spaghetti sauce jar.
tissue paper or crepe paper–we used orange, peach and purple–cut or torn into small pieces
Mod Podge–my new love in life
small paint brushes
LED candles–you can use real tea lamp candles, but it makes the surface of the jars tacky while they are hot. LED are better.
Dab a tiny bit of Mod Podge onto the paintbrush…
and paint it on the jar.
Collect up a piece of tissue and stick it on the gluey spot.
Cover the entire piece with the glue–top and bottom.
Keep collecting and pasting and covering your tissue pieces until you have covered every inch of the bottle.
Set them somewhere upside down to allow them to dry. You may just be surprised at how really beautiful they look.
You could even sneak a face on one of them when no one is looking.
Fancy them up with ribbon or raffia…
Or leave them plain. Insert the LED lights in the bottom of the jars. Turn down the big lights and try dinner by… luminaries. I think you’ll like it!
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