You know me and DIY thrifty, I can’t get enough of it! Using mason jars as candles was an idea I loved right away. Thrift stores and Good Will would be a good place to find the mason jars, add any color ribbon and voila you have yourself a shabby chic candle holder. Use them to illuminate walkways or arrange on tables. To prevent the wax from sticking fill about 1/8 of the jar with water at the bottom, before placing the votive inside. Since these are just glass the jars can get very hot. Here is a mason jar inspiration board that has some of my favorite ideas.
Inspiration Photos: Martha Stewart, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Apartment Theraphy, Adelyn Stone, Better Home and Garden.
I had intended to write a post about Saint Patrick’s Day but I came across on two twenty one these awesome DIY hurricane vases and I felt they warranted a whole post of their own! I love anything that is thrifty, creative, and won’t take me long. This DIY is only two steps!
Step One- Supplies: collect your vases and candle sticks. Thrift stores always have an abundance of candle stick holders that are usually about a dollar, while you are there you can search for the vases. Also Michael’s has a good selection of different size vases and usually always have a sunday coupon. You will also need super glue, try gorilla glue or E6000 or any thing that is going to dry clear.
Step Two: Glue the top of the candle stick to the bottom of the vase, balance a heavy book on top to apply some pressure and let set for about an hour.
Then that’s it. Fill and enjoy! Pottery Barn always has hurricane vases on their tablescapes and now you can have some of your own. These will be easy to fill for any holiday, the ones below are for St. Patty’s Day!