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Winter wonderland candle display

These candle holders are a good way to display votive candles and look especially nice when lit up.


  • Baby food jars (or other small jars) washed and dried
  • Painting mat
  • Spray glass frosting
  • Glitter
  • Small shallow container
  • Modge Podge (available at craft supply stores)
  • Paintbrush
  • Old newspaper
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments
  • Glass plate or tray
  • Epsom salts
  • Votive candles
  • Matches


Place painting mat on work surface in a well-ventilated area and place jars on mat upside down, to prevent spray frosting from entering jars. Spray jars and let dry for five minutes or according to spray can directions. Spray again and let dry for one hour. Tie ribbon around mouth of jar. Embellish as desired. If the embellishments have adhesive tabs on the back, remove the backing and press against the jar. No adhesive tab? No problem! Use the paintbrush and add a dab of Modge Podge to the embellishment and press against the jar. It may be necessary to hold for a minute or two to ensure that it stays on.

If using glitter:

Cover work surface with newspaper and place shallow container on it. Pour glitter into container. Using paintbrush, lightly coat outside of jar with Modge Podge. Roll in glitter until coated. Let dry one hour then tap off any excess glitter. Embellish as desired. Fill plate/tray with Epsom salts and place jars on top. Put votives in jars.

Light up candles and watch the light reflect off the “snow!”

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