My daughter’s baptism was the first party I was ever going to throw for her, and I wanted it to be have girly hues of pink and gold, but of course while being gorgeous and fabulous! One of the ideas I had in mind was a fancy dessert table (all in pink and gold of course) with beautiful decor and themed desserts. Adding some candles is one of the easiest decor pieces to include to add a little bit of FAB! Still, candles can get costly, and candle holders can be even more expensive. To be perfectly honest, I was feeling pretty pressed for time, and I just did not want to go out shopping for pink and gold candle holders!
I went to my craft box to see what I could come up with and I grabbed anything pink, ivory, gold, etc. I already had a box of mason jars in the basement, so I grabbed those, too! A little lace, some ribbon, flower accents, and some hot glue and these turned out gorgeous!
Tip: These made beautiful girly decor for her bedroom after! I keep one with just the lace in my laundry room to throw the dryer lint in!
Candle Holders! So Many Options!
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it’s ALWAYS a good idea to have mason jars on hand, especially if you’re a DIY-er. There’s just so many things you can do with them!
Here’s what I came up with.
I took this Ivory Lace Trim Ribbon I had from Hobby Lobby and used hot glue to wrap it around the base of the jar.
To wrap it around the bottom, use a dab of hot glue here and there. Meet the lace around the back and cut if needed
Do the exact same thing with another piece of lace ribbon (I had huge mason jars)
Add some hot glue to any spots that need it.
With your ribbon of choice, wrap it around the top and knot it. Go ahead and add some hot glue for good measure.
I chose to cut the ribbon, but you could also tie a bow and glue the embellishment in the center.
Hint: Whenever I cut ribbon, I always put clear nail polish on the ends so it doesn’t fray.
Glue an embellishment in the middle. (These flowers from Hobby Lobby are similar to what I had.)
WAH LAH! How easy was that?
I added those little battery powered tealight candles that people seem to use in their Christmas decorations, but you can put anything in there: Submersible lights, flowers, you name it!
I LOVE the way they turned out & they were the perfect touch for the look I was going for!
-Hot Glue Gun/Glue
-Lace Trim Ribbon
-Ribbon of choice
-Clear Nail Polish
-Place a dab of hot glue on the base of the mason jar. Attach the lace trim. Add a few more dabs of glue around the base, and wrap the trim until it meets in the middle. Cut off any excess.
-Directly above the first piece of lace, add another repeating the step from above.
-Using some ribbon of choice, tie it around the top of the mason jar. Dab some hot glue on the knot to make sure it stays.
-Glue your embellishment right in the center.
-If you cut your ribbon, spread some clear nail polish on the ends so it doesn’t fray.
-Add a candle, flowers, etc. and enjoy!
Leave a comment below and let me know your ideas or how yours turns out! I would LOVE to hear from you!