Wednesday, December 07, 2011

"Snowball" Votive Candle Holders...

I finished my Christmas decorating yesterday. It was a miracle, and I even had a little time to create...

Last month I was brainstorming how I could make some candle holders that resembled snowballs. I had a picture in my mind for a tablescape, but didn't know how to put it all together. At first I thought about using styrofoam balls with the bottom cut flat and an area cut out for a tea light, but styrofoam has a pesky habit of melting and catching fire so that idea was nixed. I finally settled on attempting a different approach...

It worked. 

This was such an easy project and I love how it turned out! You only need the following materials to make these snowball votive holders:
{a round glass votive holder, $1.99 @ Hobby Lobby}

{spray adhesive}

 {artificial snow flakes, $1.99 @ Hobby Lobby}

With those three materials these adorable snowballs can be built...

For those of you who say you don't have a crafty bone in your body, here is the the detailed tutorial: ;o)
  • Dump some snowflakes into a container.
  • Go outside {don't use spray adhesive inside -- take my word on this one} and spray the glass votive holder with the adhesive. 
  • Take the votive holder and roll it in the snow flakes. Pat the snow flakes down a little with your hand so they adhere to the glass.
  • Repeat if necessary.  
Some say fire and ice don't mix. 

I disagree.

Update 12/15/2011: I made more of these candle holders today and instead of using a spray adhesive, I painted Mod Podge onto the glass and then sprinkled on the "snow." It worked beautifully! After you've sprinkled on the snow, pat the snow down with your hand to help it adhere better! 

For those who missed my Plaque Attack post yesterday, go here!

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