V-Day Votive Holder


Hi MCS readers! I’m back from Just Mom Matters this time with an easy way to turn a plain glass votive holder into cute Valentine’s Day décor.

Of all the holidays, Valentine’s Day is low on my list of faves. It has superficial feel to it that I’ve always had a hard time buying into. I guess that’s why I really don’t have much in the way of V-Day décor. And also why I was so surprised as I came across some old votive holders the other day, and then had the idea to use tissue paper to turn them into a sweet decoration for the upcoming holiday. Ever since my Mason Jar Jack-o-Lantern’s I’ve wanted to tissue some more glass and these little votive holders provided the perfect opportunity.

By the way, this project is SUPER simple and a great craft activity for children.

What You’ll Need:

* Smooth glass votive candle holder
* Tissue paper
* Scissors
* Paintbrush
* Mod Podge
* Votive candle – battery operated is safest



1. Use scissors to cut strips of tissue paper approximately the same width as the votive.

2. Brush Mod Podge on the outside of the votive and gently press the tissue paper to the glass, smoothing out as many bubbles as you can. Add Mod Podge as needed and fold the extra paper underneath or around the rim of the glass.

3. Cut out hearts and attach them to the newly paper-covered votive holder with Mod Podge.

4. Seal the entire piece with Mod Podge when finished and allow to dry overnight.

5. Pop in a battery operated votive candle for safety purposes.

Have fun and happy Valentine’s Day!


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Mary Evett is best known for being a stay-at-home mom of 3 athletic boys and turning thrift shop finds into fashionable DIY projects. She has a degree in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and spent time in the real world working in advertising and marketing, but she found her niche after becoming a mom and refinishing her first piece of furniture. She writes about her testosterone-driven life on her personal blog JustMomMatters, and is a regular contributor to ModernMom, the Bump, eHow, Examiner, GlobalPost, and SFGate. When she’s not playing the referee or writing, you’ll find her in her garage sanding, painting, cutting, or gluing something together.

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  1. Cute idea for Valentine’s day.