DIY Tea Light Holders + $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You Magazine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #lifeforless

One of my favorite ways to relax is to light a candle.  I own at least a hundred of them.  Really, I do.  The other day I pulled out a few tea light candles and their glass holders, and noticed that they were a bit boring.  Great smelling and relaxing, but on the boring side.

DIY Decorative Tea Light Holders, by Make Life Lovely

I had just read through the April issue of ALL YOU Magazine, and was reminded of an Easter craft that I saw.  In the magazine there was a tutorial where they cut out a pretty floral design from paper and used Mod Podge adhere them to Easter eggs.  Although Easter is now over, I loved this technique, and knew it would work really well on my glass tea light holders.  So I got to work and came up with these decorative tea light holders that I love!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

Decorative Tea Light Candle Holder Supplies

  • Glass candle holders (I used tea light holders, but any size will work)
  • Decorative tissue paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • Foam brush

Cutting the Tissue Paper

First, I measured how tall I needed the tissue paper to be.  I cut a piece of tissue paper out that was the same height as the candle holder, and was long enough so that the ends slightly overlapped when it was wrapped around the glass.

ALL YOU magazine craft

Next, I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge with a foam brush to half of the candle holder.  I let the Mod Podge sit on the glass for a minute or two so that it would dry slightly, and make the tissue paper less likely to rip.  Then I carefully placed the middle of the tissue paper onto the glass, and pressed down lightly to smooth out any wrinkles in the paper.

Decorative Tea Light Holders

Then I added another thin coat of Mod Podge to the rest of the glass, and repeated what I had just done.  I used a little extra Mod Podge to seal the ends together to make sure it was on nice and tight.  Easy, right?  And aren’t they cute?  It only took a few minutes to turn these glass candles holders into a stylish home accessory that can add a nice pop of color to the room!

April 2014 Issue of ALL YOU magazine

If you’ve never read ALL YOU magazine, you are in for a treat!  It features lots of crafts, recipes, money saving tips, and more!  While supplies last, you can print a $1 off coupon when you purchase ALL YOU magazine nationwide at Target, Safeway, Kroger, Dollar General, and Meijer.

And guess what?  You can enter now to win a $50 gift card to Kroger!  Just enter below by clicking on the words “Entry Form” below!  And for my fellow Southern California friends, this gift card can also be used at Ralphs, because it is owned by Kroger, woo hoo!!

This giveaway will end April 28, 2014, so be sure to enter now to win!  Good luck!!



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