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.
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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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