Tissue Paper & Mod Podge Candle Holders | My Girlish Whims

Tissue Paper & Mod Podge Candle Holders

Saturday, April 9, 2011 |
My tutorial for this week are these cute candle holders!


I had a bunch of tissue paper left over from this project. I saw the idea first on this blog, and though it looked easy and cute enough to give it a go!

Supplies:
-two glass containers (i got mine for a buck each at AC Moore)
-tissue paper
-paper punch
-mod podge
-paint brush

Steps:
Step 1: Punch out a bunch of different tissue paper shapes


I used four different colors:


Step 2: Start Mod Podging tissue paper onto the glass container





For my first coat I just did the bottom, left the very top open. I also added two layers of the yellow designs because the Mod Podge bled through them most.

Step 3: Let the first coat dry, and then add another layer over top.  Make sure to get the top rim this time! Here's what it looks like with a second coat all dry!


It looks so cool with a candle inside! I has a beautiful glow:

Yes, I had to go outside to light these because fire is obviously a no-no in a dorm room...


They would look super cute on an end table or mantle I think... unfortunately my dorm room has neither of them so they can chill out on my dresser until I move out!

I'll be linking this project up to all the parties in my header!

This project has been featured:

UndertheTableandDreaming

Craft Couture

43 comments:

Kristina said...

I have battery operated tea-lights and lots of them because of the no fire rule. I even got some cool color changing ones at Target- $2 for a 4 pack! :)

These look cute! I think the paper punch adds a little extra special detail!

Jacqueline said...

They are so pretty and look easy to make! Hope you will link these up at my party...also I'm doing my first giveaway it started this morning!


Simply Creations Link Party

Barbara said...

Cute!

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

Adorable. And they match your blinds!

Jen said...

SO cute! Great tutorial!

Megan said...

awesome idea. They look really really cute.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Aurora said...

This is great! I'm going to have my kiddos make a set for their grandma for Mother's Day! Thanks!

Tattooed_Fish said...

These are adorable! I'm thinking these would be a great gift, so I'll have to keep them in mind. Thanks for the tutorial.

Jennifer said...

I love these!! This is such an easy gift idea!! This would be cool to do to a vase to give someone flowers in! Very cool!

Sarah@everydayeasy said...

pretty! Something like this would look great on my patio table! Thanks for the tutorial!

Prairie Patch said...

This is so cute and yet so easy to do. Love it. I'm going to be trying this soon.

Cheers,
Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Sybilline said...

I like how you cut your paper and make like a mosaic pattern.

Bloggymom said...

Very pretty!!

CREATIVE MIND said...

super cute idea

♥ Miss Tea said...

dont you just love decoupaging with mod podge!! those are adorable and pretty! thanks for sharing the tutorial!

i'm your newest follower from the Bloggers Party and Hop at TypeA

Susan at http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

Natalia Lynn said...

You're awesome! I love these. And I love modgepodge! Thanks so much for linkin up girl, can't wait for tomorrow!

Andrea said...

I love the paper colors!!
Andrea
www.addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Adorable. Creative. Genius.

I am having a spring craft linky party and giveaway on my blog this Friday. I would love for you to showcase this wonderful project.

Details are on my blog today.

MamaJB said...

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing :)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Great job! They look so pretty. Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Kelly @livingcraftilyeverafter said...

Very cute! Love the way they look with the light on!

Kelly

PS- I am hosting a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to stop by and enter!

http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/04/200-followers-and-giveaway.html

Jami said...

Lovely candleholders! I hope you stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!

http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/04/tuesday-to-do-5-and-4-list-makers.html

Smiles!
Jami

Ethnic Girl Fun said...

I love these!

Hanna said...

Wow. These are super cute!! thank you so much for sharing this and for linking up to the handmade hog!

xoxoo Hanna

Heather said...

I love these! Thanks for bringing these to the party. Can I link up to this for my Tuesday feature on centerpieces? This is a great idea and would be perfect for brides/newlyweds. I'm your newest follower. Heather @ 500dollarwedding.blogspot.com

Holly said...

They look so beautiful all lit up!

Laura @ Our House Of Joyful Noise said...

What a great craft this is, huh? My daughter made me one of these years ago when she was little, but she just ripped off pieces of tissue, and applied to a medium jar without the lid. Modge Podge is SUCH great stuff!!

Thanks for linking this up at my Linky Party!

Amy said...

My mom has done something similar to this before. Such a great idea to cut out the little shapes! Love it!

Christina said...

These are so fun! I really like that little punch :)

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Debra said...

So cute and easy! I love Mod Podge. Thanks for sharing.

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

Super cute. I love the glow with the candle in them. I am coming to you from Lovely crafty home and I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club or blog design if you're interested--connie, measuredbytheheart.blogspot.com

Suzette and Sarah said...

Love what you did with the jars!

SweetSugarBelle said...

Fpund you through TT&J! These are REALLY cool. My grandma had a cool vase that looked like these! I always wondered how they got that look! I want to make them for HALLOWEEN with Jack o' Lantern FACES...and snowmen, and...LOL! Great great project!

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Very cute - the colors you picked look terrific together. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Very pretty! It looks beautiful with the soft glow at night. This project looks very doable. :)

Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon. :)

Dominique @ Craft Couture said...

I love these, thanks for linking up! I featured you today! http://dominiquescraftcouture.blogspot.com/2011/04/craft-couture-monday-link-party_18.html

Krafty Kat said...

Very pretty, I like those colors you used! Thanks for linking up!

Heather said...

I just linked this up to my Centerpiece Cents post today. I love this idea!!! Here's the link: http://500dollarwedding.blogspot.com/2011/04/centerpiece-cents-tissue-paper.html

Glass Votive Holders said...

This some amazing concept. This is a great idea and would be perfect for brides/newlyweds.

Troll fol de rol said...

Really pretty. I am in the UK and don't know about Modge Podge. Is it PVA glue? Your colour combination was so pretty, given me a great starting point. Thank You.

punkysquirrel said...

I made some of these tonight and adore them. I can't wait to make some more to use out on the patio this spring/summer. :)

Amanda said...

Hey so I have all my stuff to try these, was going to make as a Christmas present - but the tissue paper rips like crazy when I try to punch the shapes. It's a brand new paper punch but I even tried sharpening it with foil like the paper punch package says. Any suggestions?

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Amanda,I folded the tissue paper and cut through multiple layers at once so it would be more thick. That worked for me! Hope that helps!

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