Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pumpkin Candle Holder

I saw a pumpkin candle holder similar to the one I am making but the construction paper was folded to the inside of the jar.... can you say fire hazard? I took a 1/2" strip of construction paper and wrapped it around the top where the lid screws on and let it overlap about 1/2", you might have to glue two pieces end to end if your jar is larger. I cut strips of construction paper 1/2" x 8 1/2" long and hot glued them to the strip that goes around the top. I folded it over the top, continue this until you reach the end. I cut a circle and hot glued it to the bottom so you wouldn't see the strips hot glued to bottom. Start by hot gluing strips on the opposite side to keep it uniform. Continue until you have all of the strips hot glued to the bottom. Flip it over and cut a leaf shape and two 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips from green construction paper. Run the leaf along the side of a pencil this will give it a curled effect. Take the strip and wrap it around the pencil tightly, this will give it a curly shape, repeat with the other strip. Hot glue these shapes next to the leaf. I used a 16 ounce pickle jar for this project and all of the sizes fit just right. Place a candle in it and it is just precious. This project is better left inside because the construction paper won't hold up to Texas humidity. I don't think this project will last past Halloween but that's OK, just tear everything off and use it for a Christmas project, it smells like pickles anyway.

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