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Upcycled Baby Food Jars into Easter Tea Lights! | CraftyPaws

I love the itty bitty size of baby food jars. I keep a ridiculous stash of them because I make my dogs treats with baby food and wheat germ (Click HERE for the recipe). So I decided to make some Easter or spring home decor tea light holders some of them today.

20160321_183612For these upcycled tea light holders, I saturated gorgeous 3″ wide Venice lace in Mod Podge and formed it around the base of each jar. These had to be left overnight but by the next morning, they were stiff and perfectly adhered. For the neck of each jar I used E6000 (for permanence) and hot glue (for quick adhesion) to glue on some satin ribbon with a chiffon box pleat ruffle.  To add a little more sparkle, I also added a small pearlescent pearl trim at the base of each neck over the ribbon.

20160321_183806Then for the cute and cuddly critters, I used the Lawn Fawn “Hello Baby” stamp set and colored up a natural set of bunnies and duckies with the following Copic colors. Bunnies: E30, 31, 35; Duckies: Y11, 13, 15 and YR12 and YR65; R20 (for blush).  I also colored up a “white” set of critters with the following Copic colors: W0, 1, 3 with YR 12 (for duck feet) and R30 (for blush).  Then I used the coordinating dies to die cut all the critters.

For the “ground” on which all the critters could stand and walk, I hot glued on each jar a bunch of mulberry paper roses and small tulip filler flowers in pinks, yellows and greens for the natural colored set of critters and whites for the white critters. Then to create a balanced look on the jars with the pink flowers, I tied 6 triple loop bows and adhered 3 spaced out around the neck of the 2 jars.

A video share of these tea light holders is below:

These baby food jar upcycled tea light holders are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Food and/or Drink Challenge
MarkerPOP Critters Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Floral Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Cute and Cuddly Challenge
Whimsy Stamps Spring Colors or Easter Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black Feature a Creature Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Girls Creations Anything Goes Challenge

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