Tuesday, February 7, 2012

DIY: Valentine's Day Jar Candles

Lately, I have been wanting to be more diligent about using supplies that I already have on hand whenever I have an inkling to create (which is oooh, about everyday.) I have tons of unused, leftover crafting goodies that are just taking up storage space. Plus after purchasing a new home, saving money sounds like a good idea!

I had all these supplies on hand with the candles being from a Christmas project, and the twine I used in yesterday's "Hanging Hearts" post. This is what I came up with after digging through my stored treasures:


Mason jar (or any old jar)
Votive candle
Old sheet music (or an old book would be great too)
Glue stick

The reason I thought of this project was because Ashyr recently got a hold of an old hymnal on our bookshelf and tore out half of the pages. I was looking for a way to be resourceful and use the sheet music somehow because it was too pretty not to! I love old vintage books, and the pages just have so much character. Henceforth, I cut out a heart, glued it to a mason jar, lit a red candle for Valentine's day and voila! A nice decoration for the piano or table centerpiece. I loved the smaller cut out heart too, so I found a canning jar and made a second...and a third with a baby jar!

Thriftiness at its best!

Special thanks to my husband for the birthday roses last week. They made these pictures look much prettier than they otherwise would have. :)

Linked up at: Confessions a Stay at Home Mommy, Homework, At Home With K, Mommy By Day Crafter By Night, New Nostalgia, Ladybug BlessingsFunky Polkadot Giraffe, Sugar Bee Crafts.


Twinkle Star said...

That is so beautiful, looks stunning with the candlelight glowing through the hearts. New follower via Mummy by day, crafter by night linky x

MJ said...

Love this idea! It's sweet, simple, and romantic!

hannah love said...

Oooh this is amazing. I love the little bow wrapped around the jars!

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

You have been coming up with some of the cutest stuff lately:)

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

love the simplicity of this! great job! Would LOVE for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours link party!


littlemissread said...

This is beautiful! I love the idea of using hymnsheets...how did you get the paper fixed without the glue marking the glass?
Sarah (found you on 20sb!)

Kindra-At Home With K said...

What a great idea to dress up ordinary jars for Valentine's Day. I featured them on this week's Terrific Under Ten Tuesday!