How to Make Christmas Tea Candle Holders
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These tiny candles are perfect for placing on end tables or bookshelves. They also make great additions to larger arrangements or you can drop them into a decorative holder. Made with things you have around the house these make very inexpensive decorations. You can make these candle holders in about a half and hour and they make great gifts or party favors, too.
Take the labels off and wash out some baby food jars. Dry them off well.
Place stencils on the jar where you want the decoration. You can make your own stencils by cutting your design out of a piece of paper and covering the rest of the jar. Or you can cut out the design and stick it to the jar. This method works well for the light coming through from the candle. Once you have the stencil the way you want it, spray it with the glass smoke and either cover the jar or just inside the stencil. Let the smoke dry for a few minutes and carefully take your stencils off.
Use a thin piece of ribbon to go around the top of the jar to hide the threads. Tie the ribbon into a bow. You can use a little hot glue to hold the ribbon into place and hold the bow up.
Glue on some pine sprigs all the way around the bottom. Then just under your design, glue two tiny pine cones and a tiny bell on the sprigs. If you are planning on putting the candle into a decorative holder than skip this step. Put the tea candles in the jars.