Friday, October 1, 2010

Make Your Own Easy Halloween Votive

Decoupaged votives are incredibly fun and easy to make. In a few minutes you reap the satisfaction of a completed craft. I have a more detailed tutorial on making decoupaged glass votives here.
You can use mason jars, old glasses, thrifted glasses, or votives from the dollar store. Simply rip pieces of tracing paper or tissue paper into strips and cut out your desired design. Glue your design to the glass, then glue the strips of translucent paper behind it. (I used Elmer's glue, but you should probably use modge podge).

You have the option to design beautiful silhouettes for your votive, or keep things simple and churn out a big group of them. You can make these so quickly that you'll have a big group of them to cast a comforting glow in your house in no time.

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  1. OMGoodness! Thank you SOOO much for this. I bought three little votives recently, and knew I wanted to do SOMETHING with them, but wasn't sure what! Now I know!

  2. Glad to help, have fun! These are so easy to make.

  3. What a great idea. I can't wait to try this here soon. It's perfect for my upcoming 13 days of Halloween. In fact that gives me another idea...I'm going to email you!

  4. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

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  5. Thank you. Just yesterday I bought a taller glass candle holder with another candle sleeve inside and wanted to make a jack face so the candle in the sleeve will flicker behind the eyes. I will use your ideas to make it happen.


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