You may as well hop in your car right now and go grab some dollar tree votive’s and tissue paper! I am anticipating a big like on this one! Today, I am sharing some unique and decorative dollar tree votive’s. First before I share that project, I want to thank you all for your support when I sent out my newsletter of cleaning house with my subscriber list. Let me just say, I cleaned out BIG time, and I actually feel good about that. I wiped out THOUSANDS that were just a name and email address. They subscribed and never returned. Again, I ask why? I don’t lure anyone in with giveaways to subscribe, freebies, etc. With that said, I want you to know, I do realize you will not always click over and read every single post of mine, I respect that, and totally understand. However, if you are on the list for months and never clicked over, those are the ones that went bye-bye, and will continue to be removed on a periodic basis. I also want to mention, although comments are lovely, I do not expect those on a regular basis either. I know when you are here and have visited. That can be a time sucker, and I appreciate the time you even take to read me.
Quality over quantity is my new motto here. I am probably the only blogger in the history to take that stance and perspective on this. Truth be told, I want more of an intimate site and feeling here…..one you feel as though I am your friend, not just another blogger website filled with ideas. I do have plenty of those as well.
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Pretty soon I will be changing out the Winter decor in the kitchen. Even though it’s pretty light and bright and actually could carry me through the season of Spring and Summer. Why should I do that when I can decorate on a very light budget without breaking the bank?
I plan on doing some pretty oranges, yellows, and a little blue’s in the kitchen soon. I even have a new table cloth I plan on changing out the window treatments with.
It has a pretty paisley print with all the above colors mentioned.
I started off with two glass square shaped candle votive’s and a pack of pretty poppy and orange colored tissue paper.
Of course, there is all different variations of tissue paper you can choose for your own project.
This technique is for all the no brainer’s in us. And yes, I do include myself. If you missed my post about tips for newbie crafters, you can read that HERE . I can’t really tackle too many difficult home decor projects myself. I may try my hand at a power tools someday. I did use a Bernzo-matic once…does that count?
My husband was scared for my life that day HAHA!~~
For this project, simply paint a matte formula mod podge on one section at a time of the votive. What I love about the tissue paper is it clings right to the glass and mod podge making it simple to gently paint over the votive with more mod podge. You can use your fingers to remove any crinkles, or just leave them if you like. It’s up to you how you like the look of it.
As you can tell, I cut the tissue paper in square pieces, and I did a variation of sizes so I could layer the votive accordingly.
These are in the process of drying.
I loved how some of the paper is a bit translucent and you can see the votive candle flickering through. I used colored jute to tie around the votive, also found at the dollar tree.
Want a cookie? These were delicious little wafers I bought while in France. I did eat all three of these when I was done staging my photos.
And these will sit on our kitchen table in just a few weeks. Looks happy and sunshiny to me.
Cupcake candle from the dollar tree too!
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Thank you for your visit today! It’s now officially (today) my 50th birthday! Whew, leaving my 40’s behind. I can’t say they were bad at all. I look forward to what my 50’s have in store for me.
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LOVE this idea! It’s on my to-do list! Happy birthday to you! Since I was 50 more than a few years ago, let me assure you that 50 is nothing, no different than 49. It was 51 and 52 that got to me! LOL! Not the best thing to tell someone on her birthday, but I believe in keeping it real! 🙂
These are so pretty. I do love how easy and inexpensive
Sooooo delightfully colorful!! Thank you for the idea!! Our newlywed daughter and her husband just bought their first home and she has the artsycraftsy nature like me. She would love doing this!! ?
What a cute idea! Love the tissue paper you picked out. I better get my butt to the dollar tree, but first want to say Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true today!
Thanks Nancie. xo
Gotta love the Dollar Tree! I may just have to do a couple! Got a lot going on right now and I love how fast and easy (and cheap!) it is!! And Happy Birthday. BTW Judy, I’m loving 52!! hehe
Those are neat!! Happy Birthday!!!
You did it again Debbie!…came up with the cutest creative from the Dollar Tree….I am remembering this idea for my next luncheon/dinner party!….how great is it that you can customize the votives to your table decor!….
P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
What a great idea! I have been eyeing that whole spring collection they had at the dollar tree that has the paper plates, napkins, tissue paper, bags, straws, ect. and wondering what I could do with them. I love the patterns this year. You always do oranges and yellows so well, I cannot wait to see what you are planning for your kitchen. Thanks again, for the inspiration!
Happy happy birthday Debbie!!
I love this idea–I’m going to try it with my class for Mother’s Day and will use tissue paper and maybe pretty napkins. They’ll love it!
Napkins work great too! Forgot about those.
Really cute, I usually prefer clear glass, but put side by side in your picture, yours has ” life”! I’m wondering if that would soak off, or come off in dishwasher to change with the seasons? Now that’s more frugal than even you, huh?? lol. But I’m about to hit my 70th birthday, I’d prefer to remake than re-buy most of the time. I hope you have a great day and a happy, healthy year!
Oh yes, absolutely it would come off. Simply set in warm soapy water and poof tissue paper will come right off. Start a new:)
Happy birthday, Debbie! This is a very cute idea. I think I will try it and see how they turn out. And I absolutely love the cake plate in your photo! Very pretty display.
Rhonda @ The Messy Roost
Easy and pretty, my two favorite things. I love your crafts! I always say, “why didn’t I think of that.” 😉
I do that too, often! HA
Happy Birthday Debbie! The fifties are fabulous! Enjoy your special day and a your new decade! Love the votives. Another trip to Dollar Tree!
I am there at least once a week. They should have a special VIP section for me LOL.
I remember doing a craft like this back in Girl Scouts! Old school! Still looks great!
Yes, they did do stuff like this. It’s the little girl in me…still.
Very well said Debbie….Happy Birthday!! It is just a number….lol…love your colors today and the DIY is awesome!!
Thanks Jeanie. The colors totally make me smile.
Happy Birthday!…..love this idea and I was already planning on going to Dollar Tree later today anyway….love your projects..
I am subscribed by email and also have you in BlogLovin….and Facebook …
I admit I was worried when you were going to cut some email subscribers as most of the time I read your blog in Bloglovin and click to your site from there…
I’m happy to see I got email today and yeah. You kept me!
You made the cut LOL! Glad you did Brenda.
I recently added two glass containers to the yard sale bin,they will be saved cause your idea will make them look special! Thanks for the idea!
happy birthday…you’re gonna love your fifties!!! and I love the votives, I have some glass votives in the craft room…grandkiddies can make great mothers day presents with this idea…thanks!!!
So far so good!
Love it! So cute. Is the pitcher one of the Pioneer Woman’s? And I also want to say: thanks for having the text in your comments big enough to actually read.
LOL You are welcome Brenda! The pitcher is from Pier I, it was a birthday gift a few years back.
Debbie my 50th birthday was the most wonderful one I have ever had (and I have had 15-1/2 more since then). I love your blog and yes I don’t always click over because something doesn’t interest me but those are few and far between. Please keep up the good work.
Thank you Patty1 xo
I love that you make simplicity so beautiful (AND SIMPLE), and then share it with people like me who need things like this spelled out in red crayon. 🙂 God bless you in your continued blogging efforts. I am but one humble reader, but this one humble reader is blessed by you!
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:7 (NIV)
Thank you Allison, very, very much appreciated. Enjoy. xo
REALLY CUTE IDEA…………….I WILL TRY THIS LOOKS VERY EASY. I HAVE DONE THIS WITH A BIG VASE SO I KNOW A SMALL VOTIVE SHOULD BE EASY PEASY.
About as easy peasy as they come Karen! Enjoy. xo
Love the votives! Hope your birthday is as bright and sunny and fun as they are! I have found being almost 67 (next month) they just get better! Love EVERY day!
YAY! that is encouraging. Thank you Peggy.
I will be making these this weekend. Thank you for another cute project.
Enjoy..and have fun. xo
Happy Birthday! I loved the idea. I was happy to get the post today. I read lots of blogs and I do enjoy yours!
Great Rhonda! Glad you got it too. Thanks.
Happy Birthday Debbie. Being 50 turned out to be wonderful. I was quite anxious about it as it was drawing nearer. Thinking “how awful, half a century, getting old etc” but actually it was a real turning point in my life. I realized that I didn’t have to strive to be someone I wasn’t. I didn’t have to become a Rocket Scientist or a dynamic career woman. I learned to like the person I was by nature, gentle and not very competitive. I enjoyed my job that I knew I was good at but learned to treat it as just a job and not my life. My life expanded as I did things like stopping to chat with friends in the grocery store, not procrastinating on keeping up with friends, remembering birthdays, spending much more time with family, and getting back into crafting. I could go on. Enjoy being 50 something and then 60 something. Have fun.
That sounds like pure Bliss Hilary and something I plan on doing myself. It’s funny how in a blink of an eye, everything seems and looks so different to you. I plan on enjoying it and taking it all in. Then I can look back when I am 60 something and say yep, I did that decade just right and it can only get better. XO
First I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday ! I’m nearing 70 and it feels like just yesterday I turned 50 . I really enjoy your ideas and love dollar tree!
Live in Canada but go to Bellingham quite often and always visit dollar store.
I don’t always comment but read your email daily ! Enjoy your day !
Thank You Lynell! So happy you enjoy it here.
Happy birthday. Love this idea. Years ago I decoupage some ceramic ducks using the fancy paper napkins. They turned out great. I also added some fancy ribbon and made little bows on their necks.
Sounds so cute Christy.
What a great & colorful idea! Thanks for the inspiration! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Thank you so much. It’s been a great day.
Very cute. Hope you are having a great birthday!
Thanks, and I am Darla.
Happy Birthday to you! Do not ever let that number bother you! It truly is only a number and I am soon to turn 65! I work out regularly which makes me feel much younger than the number. I am grateful to be around to read and try your ideas! I really want to try this one a sap! I always wondered what glue would work on glass! So thanks so much! Your votives are beautiful! Have a very Joyful Birthday and thank-you for including me in your joyful blog!????????
Happy you are here Debbie K!
Happy Birthday Debbie. May your Dollar Tree store always have what you need.
CHEERS!!~~ LOL..best comment of the day.
Hi, Debbie. Second time commenting. First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I’ve got you by 18 years and loving my 60’s. I am not a subscriber but guess I should be. I check your site every day because I look forward to what you may post. It is never something too hard to try. Keep up the good work and keep on inspiring us. Just up the road in Charlotte.
Welcome Linda! Glad to have you and happy you commented today. Thanks so much. xo
Happy Birthday, Debbie!!! Eat dessert first and don’t count those little French cookies! Calories don’t count on birthdays. LOL
You’re just a youngster, honey, and it only gets better and better!
PS The votives are great and your staging really showed them off. Looks very happy and cheerful!
Thanks Kris! I will have another piece of cake later on. It was so good. My husband ordered a cassata cake.
Debbie @ Dewdrop Gables
I love this idea, Debbie! I will be trying this on a bunch of glass dollar store items I have.
I’m one of the ones that was subscribed and not clicking over…not in a couple years anyway. I had subbed to your email list with an email I rarely check anymore. So, yesterday I did check it and saw your email…I unsubbed and resubbed with the one I always use. Life has changed a lot, but maybe now I’ll see more of your blog.
Thank you Debbie! I am so glad to see you. xo
Happy 50th Birthday!!!!! The 50’s were great for me….now I’m 70 and God know it’s even better than my 50’s!!! It’s all in the mind….forget the numbers! Love this cute project….will make lovely gifts for family and friends for Mother’s Day. Heading to Dollar Tree! Have a wonderful celebration of your life! Cheers♡♡♡
Cheers Kathleen! That is awesome. Have fun.
Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Debbie! I remember my 50th–only 22years ago! All my women friends gathered and told how they met me and various stories about our relationships. It was great! I didn’t feel old at all. Now, at seventy-two, I can’t say I really feel old either. Except that my body complains more! Anyway, ageing is largely in our minds–how we see ourselves and our world.
My youngest grandson turns one today and I have three others–five-year-old twins and one four-year-old. They are the loves of my life and do a great deal to keep me young. I’m really grateful for having them in my life. Even though those twin boys can run me ragged in short order!
The votives are cute–and I love how cheap they are! They would make great little gifts, I think.
Thanks for sharing all the things you do and I hope this birthday is full of all the things you love.
That is so sweet Naomi. I look forward to that stage in my life. Grands..oh boy. I can spoil them, love them, and give em back HA!~
Such an easy craft and so pretty too. And they work for any season too – depending on the tissue paper used.
I also wanted to say a belated thank you for the ginger snap recipe you posted in December. They’re absolutely delicious.
Oh Wonderful Sue! Glad you enjoyed them. I will let my friend Laurian know you did as well.
And Happy Birthday to you. Your 50’s will be great!
Happy Birthday to you! Thank you for sharing, really pretty! P.S. I never ventured into a dollar tree store until I joined your blog, and when a new store opened nearby I learned what I was missing out on! ?
OH WOW..good for you! Have fun.
So glad to stay connected!
Happy Birthday! Welcome to the new age of “Only getting better”. Love the little votive candle holders. So adorable. I appreciate your words about quality over quantity! I feel the same. Hugs and blessings, Cindy
This is just a lovely idea. I love to light candles in the evening. Nice job.
Another quick, easy, affordable idea- keep ’em coming!!
Very cute! Had to look again for the cupcake candle!