Friday, November 2, 2012

Home For The Holidays- Votive Tea Lights & Giveaway!

 Welcome to "Home For The Holidays!" A blog hop sponsored by The Robins Nest and Helmar!
We were asked to create something that makes us feel at home for the holidays. To me, seeing brightly decorated votive candles makes me feel like Christmas is almost here. I love the dancing flame and the way the colors sparkle brightly.


To make the tea lights you see above, you will need empty clean baby food jars.
 The following glorious papers from The Robins Nest...
Silver on Creme, White on White, and Gold on Creme.
 I decorated the jars with these magical Dew Drops - also from The Robins Nest!
Belgian Chocolate mini dews, Red dews  , Sunny Yellow , Pool , Mowed Grass, Red Diamond dews, and Red tear drops.
 To adhere the dew drops to the jars, I used Helmar 450 Quick dry Adhesive.
 I used a border punch, hole punch and little punches to decorate the strips of paper. I attached the paper to the baby food jars with strong double sided tape.
 Then I used the Helmars glue to adhere the dew drops to parts of the jar where I had punched holes. 
 I used a little bit of gold, blue and green glitter glue to accent the jars, matching the dew drops and paper.
         
Once dry I put a battery tea light in each one so you can see how pretty they look!
I hope you like my "Home For The Holiday" creations and are inspired to make some of your own!
I think these will look pretty in any part of the home, even on a bedside table. :)

Please visit the rest of the designers below for some more Holiday inspiration and a chance to WIN  Helmars and The Robins Nest product!
Each blog below will pick a one person to win a $10 Gift card to their company.
 I will randomly choose my winner on November 8th for The Robins Nest. So if you leave a comment on each blog, you have that many opportunities to win!
On top of that, The Robins Nest blog and The Helmars blog will be offering a $20 gift card as well!
Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
~ Michelle Frae Cummings



36 comments:

Danie May said...

Michelle this is such a fabulous way to recycle your glass jars and use of the dew drops. These would add such a festive and decorative touch to any home! Great Project! xx

Stampin_melissa said...

How cool are these! I love the light in them, great job!

Carisa said...

these are so pretty - what a great idea for used baby food jars!

Lydell said...

What a seriously cool idea Michelle!!!

Camille Short said...

This project is perfect for Dew Drops. Love the idea so much. Might have to get making some of these for gifts.

Rhonda Helm said...

such a warm and lovely idea. your jars are telling me its almost christmas time.

TracyM #6773 said...

Your tea lights look beautiful Michelle!!!
Such pretty papers and punching, gorgeous bling too, the Dew Drops make a fab decorative addition.
I am a 450 Quick Dry addict, so have added Dew Drops to my wishlist so that I can decorate some of the coffee jars I have been hoarding :)

Katie said...

Creative use of recycled baby jars!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

i will have to get me some of this glue. it looks amazingly strong

Kiki Halbert said...

Beautiful job on the votive holders!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

What a great idea!! I am going to have to make these!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love these candle jars. They are so festive and bright. No pun intended. I think they would make great gifts.

IndigoEarth said...

Very pretty!! Love all that glimmers an shimmers!!

Lyneen said...

Very pretty... love all the colors of Dew Drops. I am sure they will reflect the light beautifully! I love recycling!!!!

Brenda Burfeind said...

these are so great. I wish I had some jars laying around. But I'm sure I can figure something else out. Great job with the dew drops also.

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh I love this look!!!! and I love those gems...awesome job...tfs

Robin said...

Soo cute love the tea lights

Wendy said...

These are really cute Michelle. A great Dew Drop idea!

Clare D. said...

I love a good glue and often wonder what to use on a project like this. Thanks for all the tips and the beautiful ideas! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Cheryl Boglioli said...

What a great upcycle project. Perfect for holiday gifts.

Ava Gavloski said...

great upcycling project. very colorful and the light must really pop the dew drops
ava g

Smiles, Laurie said...

Another great looking idea! I have a friend that was just offering me baby jars...who knew I should have said yes! Guess I'll be calling her later to ask for them after all!

Tammy Amommy said...

Could you post a pic of them glowing in the dark?

They're very pretty.

JJ Sobey said...

Great recycling project!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I was just thinking how fun the colors must be when they are lit...how fun!

laurenscraft said...

These will be so pretty when lighted! This has everything, bling, recycling and ongoing use!!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

what a fun idea!

Miriam Prantner said...

These look so pretty lit up! This would be a great project to do with my daughter!

Sherri P said...

Those turned out great

michelle hodges said...

Beautiful, clever and so fun!!
TFS!

Marília Lopes said...

This is gorgeous !! Love your project!

Vicky Alberto said...

too cute

Sue D said...

So pretty with this paper and the dew drops!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kelli said...

How cute are those! Very jeweled and sure to cast a wonderful glow!

redjanfan said...

What a great idea. They'd be a wonderful gift for the teacher and the kids would love "bejewelling" them. Also super party favors, a line of them for a centrepiece on the dining room or buffet table. Stocking stuffers....yup, I'm making these. As a bonus they recycle stuff too.

Kaneka Chhim said...

I have many baby food jars stored away just for an idea like this. Those are beautiful.

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