4th of July Candle Holders

I’ve been seeing these twine wrapped glass vases everywhere recently. They’re pretty cute, but not cheap. So I thought for some 4th of July fun I would try to create some on my own!

4th of july candle holderSUPPLIES:

  • (3) glass vases ($1 each from local thrift store or Dollar General)
  • Jute ($2.33 from Hobby Lobby or similar)
  • Red, white and blue sparkle ornaments from Michaels ($4.99, scored for 50% off)
  • Hot glue gun

4th of july candle holders suppliesI only wrapped each of the vases about 1/3. To keep the jute in place, I used a dab of hot glue every so often. Not a lot, just a little dab.

4th of july candle holders tutorialThen I took one additional piece of jute and tied it in a knot around the top of each vase.

fourth of july candle holders tutorialBefore I tied it in a bow I added a little glittery star ornament.
And then the final piece looks like this…

4th of july candle holdersI think there were 9 stars in the package so I could basically make 3 sets of these candle holders. So with all of the supplies for 9 candle holders including the actual vases, you would spend only about $15 total. CRAZY!

4th of july candle holders

4th of july candle holders twine

fourth of july candle holdersI was going to add some other charms or trinkets to these candle holders, but I actually like it better with just 1 star on each. Plain, simple, and patriotic: I’m loving it.

4th of july candle holder

Christmas Washi Tape Candle Holders

I’m all about fast & easy (and cheap!) holiday decorating this year! … and I’m sure many of you are the same. So here’s a great project that anyone can do and it only takes 3 supplies.

After creating my Fall Hurricane Centerpiece the other week, I still had some extra candles and glass vases sitting around. I was trying to think how I could jazz up the plain ol’ vases on a budget for the upcoming holiday season and then it came to me… Washi Tape.

So I gathered my supplies:

  • (3) glass cylinders (from the Dollar Tree)
  • (3) pillar candles (from the Dollar Tree)
  • Martha Stewart holiday washi tape (package of 4 rolls from Michael’s for $3 after 40% off coupon)

All you have to do is wrap the washi tape around the glass candle holder. This ain’t complicated, people. Just wrap and rotate colors. I left a little space between each row, too.

All three candle holders took me about 10 minutes to wrap in washi tape.  And all 3 candle holders plus the candles cost me less than $10! How’s that for holiday savings?

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