Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tea Lights From Old Jars
Weeks on end of sub-zero temperatures are getting me down ~ Mother Nature is off my Christmas Card List.
Rather than have a full blown sulk, I turned up the heat, and went rummaging through my basement. I grabbed glitter. Lately, it seems whenever I'm looking for something to do, and it's too cold to go outside, I reach for the glitter. I particularly love gold glitter.
Then I went dumpster diving at my parents house. That's right, I have no pride, but I've scored some great stuff. In particular, I found a couple of old pimento jars. What? They're not trash! They have cute little handle things.
So I mixed about 1/4 cup of Elmer's Glue with an equal amount of water. I used a small paint brush to "paint" the glue mixture on the inside of the jars. Then poured about a tablespoon of gold glitter into each jar, and tilted the jars to distribute the glitter. When I was happy with that, I tipped out the excess glitter.
After the glue/glitter dried, I wrapped a little twine, securing with hot glue, around the tops.
Perfect tea light holders. :)
What's going on in your neck of the woods? What are you working on?