Sunday, December 20, 2009
My family is full of crafty women :0)
For as long as I can remember we've kicked off the Christmas season with a Christmas craft just as soon as we clear the Thanksgiving table.
We've made a variety of Christmas tree ornaments, stamped Christmas cards and gift tags, and many other things I don't remember just now. For years my mom - Gramma Grasshopper - and her sister, my Aunt Judy, headed this up. But now it's usually up to my sister, cousin, and myself.
This year we decorated candle holders - mostly for votives, but some larger ones as well.
It's easy. I promise. Or I couldn't do it!
We collected an assortment of clear glass candle holders, lots of tissue paper (white, colored, and printed), and a few other items - tiny glitter stars, rub on words, and some glitter snowflakes, and Mod-Podge. (Yes, I know... remember the 70's?) You could mix Elmer's glue with water if you don't have Mod-Podge.
All these lovely candle holders were made by ripping or cutting the tissue paper into small pieces and "painting" them. layer by layer, onto the candle holders with the Mod-Podge.