Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Painted Jars for Tealights

Use baby food jars as tea light holders, perfect for centerpieces, baby showers, or kid birthday parties

These are not nearly "perfect" because I let my kids paint them, which was both a great craft project, and sweet way for them to welcome a new baby that was born to friends of ours a month ago. I'm still learning to let go when it comes to crafting.

Assemble art mats (to protect your surface), empty and clean baby food jars, other large jars, and paints.

How to paint baby food jars to turn them into candle holders

Paint them.

painted baby food jar crafts

Take pictures without getting paint on your camera. This part is tricky.

painted baby food jar crafts

Once they dried, I popped in some battery-operated tea lights to test them out.

Paint baby food jars and insert LED lights

Lovely. And they go with my color-scheme for the baby shower!

painted baby food jars turn into tealight holders

You can see my attempt for an ombre jar in the back.

painted baby food jars turn into tealight holders

I've also spray painted baby food jars to create gold vases, that was a more professional look, but less kid-involved. Plus I turned baby food jars into kid sippers for a birthday party.


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Kristen [Playground Prepster] said...

My boys would love this activity! Great idea!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

They're even cuter since your kids painted them! ;)

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