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Ecolovies ~ Recycled Art Candle Holders
Many people ask me what we do with all of the children's art. Aside from their portfolios, and the recycle bin, we like to turn art into other art!

I saw a picture on Flickr of candle holders made from card stock cut decoratively with a hole punch. The lady had several arranged in a round tray and they were just beautiful! As I was going through their art, and my recycle pile was getting larger and larger, I decided to pull out some of the art for this project.

(Shaped punches work too, but if you are using watercolor paper, as we were, know that it is hard to do. It may get discouraging for littles.)

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  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Recycled Art Candle Holders - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure your mason jar with a ruler (mine were 2 and 5 inches tall) and make a line on the back of your child's artwork.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Recycled Art Candle Holders - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the paper at that spot with decorative scissors.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Recycled Art Candle Holders - Step 3
    Step 3

    Get crazy with the hole punches. Put punches in the top, bottom, make them look like lace by punching in a pattern across both top AND bottom.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Recycled Art Candle Holders - Step 4
    Step 4

    Have fun with it!

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Recycled Art Candle Holders - Step 5
    Step 5

    Tape your paper, art side out, around the mason jar. (You could also use jute or hemp tie... perhaps with some of the punch outs dangling from it on a bow?)

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Recycled Art Candle Holders - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add a candle and enjoy!

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Recycled Art Candle Holders - Step 7
    Step 7

    Arn't they pretty?

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Mother L.
Mother L.
Art begets more art - I LOVE this idea! I don't want to lose the link, and wanted to share with others too for Mothers Day this year, so it's featured it in a roundup of my favorite DIY Mothers Day gifts, here:
http://www.camilledawn.com/2010/05/mothers-day-roundup.html

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
smart and lovely idea
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