4th Of July Votive Holders

The 4th of July has always been one of our favorite holidays to celebrate.Today I am going to share with you this easy to make 4th of July votive holders. It’s quick to make and festive on your table or as a luminary in your yard.
When we moved into our current house we started hosting a yearly 4th of July BBQ. This was the picture of our first son, Garrett, we used for the invite.  Yes that is a mattress pad he was sitting on, classy right? I found the hat at Pet Smart. This is one of those pictures that will torture him for the rest of his life.We had a big spread and all of our friends came. ( I have no idea why we would have had a Chuck e Cheese balloon there)Even Chili got festive for the holiday.
The only problem with throwing our annual 4th of July party is we were exhausted we never made it to the fireworks. After a few years we created a new tradition with our friends the Andignacs. We would meet at the Decatur Square for fireworks and would bring fried chicken, sides and cocktails. Only once or twice have we ever gotten rained out. Last year we moved to our local City Park in Lilburn and it was one of the best fireworks shows I have ever seen. They had food trucks and I got to taste my first deep fried snicker bar!

This year we will do the same but I wanted to do a little decorating around the house for a week or two. I decided to make this cute votive holder for our kitchen table. Here is all it took to make these:

  • A glass jar ,any will do
  • star stickers,
  • Krylon Glitter Blast Spray in Sapphire Shimmer 
  • Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer}

Take your class jar and stick your stickers all over it randomly. If your jar has ridges on it just make sure they are pressed down good over the ridges.

On a well ventilated area spray on the glitter blast glitter spray. Mattie was nice enough to play photographer for me during this, pretty good for a 4 year old. Do your best to make nice even strokes. To get the bottom really well I put my hand down in the jar and sprayed the bottom of it.

Once it’s fully dry, carefully take the stickers off.  If you don’t wait for it to dry some of the paint will come off with the sticker and you will have funky looking stars. Finish it by spraying on a coat of Krylon Clear Sealer. This will prevent the glitter from wiping off.

Once it was dry I decided it needed a little something else. I tied some twine around it and layered 3 buttons from my scrapbooking stash.

Put a votive candle down in it and light. I love how it turned out, it’s so festive and the Ball Jar is perfect for summer and the 4th. What is your favorite 4th of July tradition?


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