November 19, 2010

Easy Thanksgiving Table Decoration...

Just in case you need a last minute decorative idea for your Thanksgiving table, here's a fun and super easy craft. I posted this project last November and shared it on Dream Home DIY, but it's worth recycling. It's so easy that even Josie helped me and she was only three at the time!

Step 1. Recycle a glass jar.

Step 2. Coat the glass jar in glue (I diluted the glue with a bit of water and let Josie use my sponge brush).

Step 3. Press on a few fall leaves onto your jar and then brush another layer of glue over top of the leaves.

Step 4. Sprinkle a bit of fine glitter over the top of the leaves (I glitter EVERYTHING) and let dry. I put my jar in front of a fan to speed up the drying process.

Step 5. Fill your jar with a battery operated candle or tea light candle and enjoy!

Wouldn’t several of these jars looks festive on your Thanksgiving table?

Happy crafting!
Have a super weekend doing something you love!


Jodee Leader said...

Love, love, love this candle! Hope you have a great weekend!

Tammara said...

What a fantastic idea! I have some beautiful grapevine leaves that would make gorgeous candle jars--thank you for the inspiration!

Life in Rehab said...

I must have seen this while I was wallowing through your blog a few weeks ago (yes, I've read the whole thing) and I bookmarked it then. Stunning and nearly free is a good combination!

Heather said...

This would be a great idea to use in the classroom. Thanks!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a pretty idea and so easy! Wow. Thank you.(-:

Courtney said...

Very cute. You always come up with the cutest stuff. Have a great weekend, hope it allows for some crafting time.

Donna said...

What a cute little helper you have! Looks like Josie was having a great time! I love anything involving glitter, and this is such a great project!

Queenie said...

Hey Kim,
I just adore this candle holder made from a jar...thanks for sharing the how to :)
Love those pinecone trees as well. What fun memories you are making with your girls. They will always remember these special times that you taught them to craft...what a priceless gift...what a fun mom you are :)
Big Hugs,