Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Birthday Party Candle Holder

This is a cute, easy, inexpensive DIY decoration that can be used for a birthday party or dinner.  I started with some leftover glass candle jars.  I have a lot of glass jars because I always save them when I make recycled candles. 
In addition to the glass jars, you will need:
A hot glue gun
Tea light or flameless tea light

Find one larger jar and one smaller one that will fit inside the larger one.  Make sure there is some space left between the two jars when they are nested together.
Use a hot glue gun to apply hot glue to the bottom of the smaller jar.  Place the smaller jar inside the larger jar and center it.
Wait until the glue dries.  If your smaller jar has a lid, now is a good time to use it.  Place the lid back on the jar.  If it doesn't have one, you could use a small piece of cardboard, or borrow the lid from another jar.  You just need something to cover the top of the jar to keep the sprinkles from going into the smaller jar.  You want them to fill the space between the jars.
With the lid on the smaller jar, pour the sprinkles into the larger jar.  Keep going until the sides are filled all the way up to the top edge of the small jar.

Put your tea light in the smaller jar.  That's all there is to it!
But why stop at birthday parties?  I am thinking use candy hearts for Valentine's Day, or candy corn for Halloween.  There are lots of possibilities.  Just dump out the sprinkles and fill with something else.
Here are the 2 candle holders I made for the birthday party:

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