These simple Thanksgiving inspired candle votives are an easy project to make alone or with the kids. The candleholders are prefect for the thanksgiving dinner table, the fireplace mantel, or even the coffee table.
You can make these simple Thanksgiving candle votives in les than an hour. You should expect to pay about $10 for about 10 candle votives if you use recycle glass food jars.
To Make these Simple Thanksgiving Candle Holders You Will Need:
Baby Food Jars
Now the first step is to obviously clean out the baby food jars. Wash them with soap and water and allow them to air dry.
Now, start tearing up your tissue paper. You can use almost any color tissue paper. If you want to stick with colors like orange, green, brown, and cream for Thanksgiving that is perfectly fine. You could also use tissue paper with leave patterns on it. Gold, silver, and other metallic tissue paper will also work. You can also go with a simple white or any color that matches your Thanksgiving china or tablecloth.
Now, make a pile of your tissue paper. The pieces should be no larger than 1 to 2 inches square.
Paint the inside of your dry baby food jar with some decoupage. Start pressing the tissue paper bits into the inside of the glass jar. Add decoupage, as you need it to hold the paper in place.
Once you have the inside of the candy holder complete coated in tissue paper, then add a final coat of decoupage medium.
Allow the inside of the candleholder to complete dry before moving onto the next step.
Tie your Thanksgiving ribbon around the mouth of the jar. I like to use anything from satin ribbon to raffia ribbon. This can be your choice.
Now, drop in your tea candles and you are finished.
These small Thanksgiving candleholders look great on a dinner buffet or even with one placed at every plate on the dinner table.
You can also give these great little Thanksgiving candleholders as a gift for the holidays. Package about ten of them in a cute basket. Go ahead and put a candle in each one. This is a great hostess gift if you are going to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving.
Clearly you can make these simple candleholders in any size you want. Any clear glass jar will work.
If you do not have any glass jars, then you can buy simple and inexpensive glass votives and apply that tissue paper to the inside of them as well.
Old drinking glasses also work well for this simple Thanksgiving candle votive project.
You could also use a large clear glass bowl and decoupage the inside of it.
If you have large clear glass platter, then decoupage the bottom underneath with some tissue paper. The Thanksgiving colors will show through and look great with a bunch of pillar candles piled high on it.
I find super cheap clear glass plates and platters at the dollar store all of the time. They also have super cheaper clear candle votives and drinking glasses as well.