Use Mason Jars As Candle Holders

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I wanted something on my table as a centerpiece at Christmas time.  I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, and I had had some friends give me three boxes full of Mason jars.  Some were antique which was fun.  So, when I was thinking about what I could use for my centerpiece that is what my mind rested on.

I filled the Mason jar up with sand which we had on hand from the garage.  I tied some red ribbon I had already around the mouth of each jar.  I went to the store and bought red votive candles for $1 each and placed each candle down into the sand inside of the Mason jar.  So, my centerpiece costs me two dollars.

For Easter, I wanted to go a little bit more pastel so I chose the color pink.  I bought some pink votive candles.  I also found some cross ribbon and pink self-adhesive jewels to put on the ribbon.  Madison and I decorated the cross ribbon by putting one pink jewel on each point of the cross.  I think it came out really cute as candle votive holders for my centerpiece and all for under $5.

This idea is so versatile.  For your July 4th get together, you could put in a red candle with a blue or striped ribbon.  You could use colors to match your birthday party such as a white candle with a black ribbon for a fortieth birthday.  Use your imagination and have fun with it.

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16, NIV

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