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:


Supplies:

Mason jar (or any old jar)
Twine
Votive candle
Old sheet music (or an old book would be great too)
Scissors
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.

7 comments:

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
www.twinklestutustwirls.blogspot.com

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!

www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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!
http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/2012/02/terrific-under-ten-tuesday-50.html