This has to be one of my favorite activities to do with the kids!
Start by saving jars for a month or more! Salsa, jelly, vegetable, and baby jars all work well. Soak the jars to remove the labels and scrub any excess glue off.
- Clean Jars
- Mod Podge (or diluted School Glue)
- Jar of water to rest brushes in
- Tissue Paper (I limited the palette to whites and blues)
- Magazine cut outs, sheet music, stickers, or decorative hole punches
- Plastic tablecloth or sheet to cover your work area
1. Tear your tissue paper, sheet music, or other paper into small strips and/or cut magazine pictures into small pieces.
2. Brush a coating of Mod Podge onto the outside of the jar.
3. Lay down your first layer of papers. (You be the creative genius here! You really can’t go wrong.)
4. Coat the top of your paper layer with more Mod Podge and continue until the jar has been covered. It is okay to and encouraged to overlap layers. (Again, you are the creative genius!)
5. Finish your jar by brushing on a final coating of Mod Podge. Be sure everything has been coated.
6. Rest your votive holders on wax paper to dry. (Did you know that I never buy wax paper anymore? I use recycled cereal bags.) After an hour, flip your jars over to allow the other end to dry.