Holiday VotivesDecember 1, 2009 11:08 am Christmas, Crafts, Holidays, Mod Podge
By General Crafts Contributor Amy, from the Blog “Mod Podge Rocks!”
The holidays are finally here! With so many parties and so many gifts required, I decided to come up with a little something special that I could mass-produce – but it was important to me that the gift would be something useful that I wouldn’t mind receiving myself. What resulted was these little holiday votives: make a few or make a lot, they are easy on the budget!
Gather These Supplies:
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Mod Podge Silver Glitter Hologram (optional)
- Votive holders – glass with candles included
- Christmas scrapbook paper – 1 sheet
- Martha Stewart Punches – Medium Glacial Snowflake
- Offray Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8″ – 12 inches
- Buttons – nine coordinating
- Rhinestones – 4 coordinating
- Beacon Craft Glue
- Flat Paint Brush
- Craft Knife and Mat
Measure your votive holder – mine was about 1 ¾” not including the lip at the bottom. Grab your sheet of scrapbook paper and cut a strip that will fit around the votive.
Using your punch, make snowflake cutouts evenly spaced across the strip of paper.
Take your votive and spread Mod Podge around the center with your brush. Take your strip of paper and roll around the center, smoothing with your fingers as you go. Take care not to rip the parts that are fragile around the snowflake branches. Continue spreading Mod Podge around the votive, smoothing the paper as you go. When you reach the seam, place Mod Podge down and join the paper together. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Pick up your second votive and the snowflake “chads” that you punched out of the other strip (I also punched out a few additional from the remaining paper). You can use Mod Podge Gloss to place the snowflakes down on the second votive – I decided to dress it up with Mod Podge Silver Glitter! Simply paint Mod Podge on the glass, place the snowflake and then Mod Podge over the top. Allow to dry and then go back and paint over the snowflakes with a second layer. Set aside to dry.
At this time, go back to the first votive and paint a second coat of Mod Podge Gloss over the paper. Allow to dry.
When everything is dry, start gluing your embellishments down with the craft glue. I placed four rhinestones on the striped votive and nine buttons on the snowflake cutout votive. I decided that I needed something additional, so I cut some pink ribbon and placed glue around the bottom of the votive.
This gift idea is so great because you can customize every votive for each person. Happy Gifting!