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Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Candle Crafts

Everyone loves the glow of a candle at Christmas.  Whatever your mood, candles have a tendency to create a sense of serenity and comfort.  We like to get our toddlers involved in the decorating of the home, and here are some candle ideas for you.  Enjoy!


 What you need:
  • fake snow
  • candles
  • paint brush
  • recycled jars
  • mod podge
  • shoe box

 A close up of the fake snow I used

 pour snow in shoe box....this contains the mess

 my son using the paint brush to cover the jar in glue

 rolling the jar in the snow

 after one candle he was more interested in pretending the lighter was a leaf blower

 finished product

 on the dining room table  :)


This involves the same process but we used epsom salt instead.

21M old putting glue on jar

"It's on my hand, Mommy!"

Dumping salt into container

My oldest decided her "people" needed to take a trip to the beach

Rolling candle in salt.


We did spray them with a clear gloss sealer after the glue dried.  You can also apply the epsom salt right onto the candle.  This will give you a sparkly candle instead of a luminary effect.  

The pictures below are another decoration project my girls helped me with.  VERY simple.  We bought 6 vases from the Dollar Tree, dumped in a bit of epsom salt and added a tea light candle.  We placed them on every other step going up the stairs.  My girls love blowing these out as they walk up to bed.  :-)  

Close up. 

AK and RL  

1 comment:

  1. Love love love these ideas! I can't believe I haven't seen this post yet. Just when I think I've read everything you have written I find more. ;) Gotta love the link within widget.

    I especially love AK's son pretending it's a leaf blower. That is exactly how my boys would be.

    As always, thanks for the inspiration. Your blog is one of my favorite places to visit while nursing.


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