I love these! DIY Stained Glass candle holders made from tissue paper are so neat. My mom and I made these and we had so much fun and enjoyed the craft and fun time together. But not only did we have fun making these, they were easy and they look really, really cool!
You can make these with any combination of colors for any season, holiday or special occasion, but Christmas time is always a classic time to make red and green stained glass jar candle holders. Weddings would also be another great place for these. Using the wedding colors and creating these as part of the table centerpieces would be beautiful!
They are also a frugal craft and last for many years!
Here’s how to make Stained Glass Candle Holders from a Jar and Tissue Paper!
You will need:
- Tissue paper squares or strips in the colors you desire – we did red and green strips for this project. You can also rip them for odd shapes and sizes which make a cool look as well. It just depends on what you want!
- Plain ol’ white school glue
- Sponge brush
- Glass jar
- Ribbon for bows on top
- Glitter (optional)
- Votive candle for the inside
To make Stained Glass Tissue Paper Candle Holder Jars:
- Mix a solution of equal parts water to white school glue.
- “Paint” the jar in small sections with the glue mixture. As a rule, if you are using squares of tissue paper, paint the space on the jar slightly bigger than your piece. If you are using strips (like us) then paint a strip of glue mix slightly wider than your strip, etc.
- Apply your pieces/strips of tissue paper one at a time to the sticky painted surface.
- Keep applying the glue mixture and tissue paper, overlapping the tissue paper.
- The tissue paper will most likely wrinkle up, but that is what you want anyway, so don’t worry about trying to straighten it out – it will just rip and be impossible. 🙂
- Once your jar is covered, you will want to wait for it to dry.
- Once it is dry, you will apply a final “top coat” of glue mixture over the surface of the candle holder.
- If you are adding glitter, this is the time to add it. Just sprinkle it on as you rotate the jar.
- Let it dry again.
- Once dry, add a bow on the rim and a votive in the inside and enjoy your stained glass candle!
I love these because they look really cool during the day……
but especially at night as the stained glass is glowing!
They are beautiful and add to the decor and ambience of whatever your theme or decor is. I love pulling this out at Christmastime!
We actually made these a few years ago. I just wrap them up in bubble wrap, plastic bags or newspaper (whatever I have on hand) and store them in a plastic bin. Due to the mod podge, the tissue paper has stayed perfectly intact and beautiful every year!
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