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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine's Day Votive Tutorial

Valentine's Day Votive Tutorial!!
(Creates 2 different styles!)

Here is a quick and easy project that you can do at home 
in less then 30 minutes.  
You may even have everything you need laying around your house!

Supplies Needed:
Two/Three Torn out book pages
Heart Shaped Doilies
Votive Candles
Twine or Yarn
Glass Jars (Jelly Jars etc.)

Supplies for project!
I did not remember to take a picture of the book pages (sorry).

First I tore out two pages from an old book.
I then cut the torn out book page in half creating two separate pieces.
Once I had my two separate pieces I folded them each in half and cut out a heart shape.
Keep the heart shape cut out-you will need it!

Next I took a heart shaped doilies and the heart shape cut out from the book pages.
 I used a glue stick to glue the book page heart into the center of the doilies heart. 

I then took an old glass jelly jar and twine and got to work!
Place the heart shape cut out in the center of the glass jar and using your twine
or yarn gently wrap it around until it is secure.  I used a dot of hot glue to hold
the end of the twine in place.

For the second style votive I took the book page sheet that I cut a heart out of
and placed it in the center of another glass jar.  Using the same twine I gently wrapped it
around the jar securing the heart shaped book page to the jar. 
Once I was finished wrapping the twine I again used a dot of hot glue to make 
sure the twine was secure.

Once you are all complete add a votive candle to the glass jars and you are all set!

Here is my finished set of Valentine's Day Votive's!
The are really cute in person and add a nice but simple touch for Valentine's Day!

If you decide to give this project a try let me know how it goes!!

Stephanie ;)