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Stained Glass Votive Project
Stained Glass Votive Setup

Stained Glass Votive Setup

David Fisher
Here's a great and easy project that's safe enough for kids and still fun for adults! I find many kid's projects in candle making books for kids, but I saw these at a local boutique and thought to myself, "Hey, I can make those!" (Like you've never said that before!)

We spend lots of time making great votive candles, why not dress them up even more with hand made votive holders? Some tissue paper (or other translucent paper), glue, a votive holder and a brush are all you'll need - and the variations are endless.

For this project you'll need:

  • A glass votive holder
  • Small pieces of colored tissue paper (I prefer tissue paper - it gives a nice translucence to the votive holder, but you can also use newspaper, magazine paper, or thin pieces of cloth)
  • White glue diluted with a little bit of water
  • A small brush
  • A basic votive candle
Assemble your materials. Put about three tablespoons of white glue into a jar or cup and add about one tablespoon of water. You want it about the consistency of watery paint.

Cut your tissue paper into small squares or other patterns. For a more random stained glass look, tear the paper into random varied shapes.

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