Silhouette Candle Holder
What You Need:
*Dark colored paper (or brown grocery paper if you donít have dark colored paper.)
*Glass jars (Jelly jars, Heinz Homestyle gravy jars, or any other small jar will work fine for this project.)
*Sealer (I like Minwax spray-on sealer. Itís odorless and dries fast.)
*Goo-Gone (Removes glue the labels were attached to the jars with)
*Tissue paper (Color of your choice) http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac205/SunFlowerLove_2009/009-1.jpg
What You Do:
1. Wash and dry your jars (if they arenít clean already) and remove their labels. Take some Goo-Gone and remove the glue that held the labels on. http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac205/SunFlowerLove_2009/008-1.jpg
2. Take the dark colored paper (or grocery bag paper) and draw something simple on it (I.E., a butterfly or star). Cut the image out and do any details (Like the space inside the blades on the skatersí skates) with the X-Acto knife. Things like that are awkward to do with the scissors. Glue the image down and let dry. While youíre waiting for that to dry, cut the tissue paper into squares.http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac205/SunFlowerLove_2009/007.jpg
3. Take the tissue pieces and glue them on the candleholders. Itís easiest to do the bottom first, allow it to dry, then do the sides and top. Let the bottom dry, then put a tea light in the candleholder and light it. This just helps it dry faster. Repeat this process until there are three layers on the candleholder. http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac205/SunFlowerLove_2009/014.jpg
4. When the layers have dried, take it outside and spray it with the sealer. I like to do at least three layers of sealer. Let it dry for 24 hours and then enjoy your candleholders. http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac205/SunFlowerLove_2009/010.jpg
(It doesn't look like it but they're sealed here. My camera takes crappy pictures.. I don't know why.
Here they are all lit up.
Itís your call whether you want to make sets of two candleholders or just a single one. I did two when I made the skater ones because it seemed natural to do a pair. If you do butterflies or fairies itís cute to do two and have them face each other (Like my skaters did).
Even though the Minwax sealer is odorless and dries fast, I like to let things I seal with it dry 24 hours as a precaution. This eliminates ďtackinessĒ. This is especially helpful if youíre making them as a gift for someone else. You donít want them to stick to their wrappings or to each other.
These can be made for any occasion. If youíre making them for Christmas you can do simple trees, angels, stockings, or the word, ďNOELĒ. These are just some things to get those wheels turning, Craftsters. The only limit on this project is the sky.