It looks as though Hurricane Erica has pretty much disorganized herself here in Florida this weekend. That is a good thing after personally experiencing and surviving the long list of hurricanes in 2004. There were many nights we didn’t have electricity and generators were completely sold out everywhere. The only light we depended on was candles and flashlights to get around the house without falling. Even though we have candles in just about every room in the house now, I was still looking for an excuse to make a quick and easy fall candle craft from the recent purchases I just made at Michael’s. You can never have too many candles when you are facing a hurricane so why not make it into a seasonal diy craft.
Somewhere along the way I have collected an entire gallon zip lock bag of tea light candles and knew they would be perfect for my diy project.
I had the three glass jars already. Be sure to choose a smooth surface for your jars (make sure they are heat resistant) so the adhesive lettering can easily stick. I purchased letter adhesives (thick enough to be able to peel off), decorative ribbon ( be creative and use whatever wets your whistle or you may just be lucky enough to have things already in your craft drawer, burlap, ribbon, rope etc…) and frosted glass spray paint. That’s it, my friends!
Decide what words or phrase you want to put on the glasses. Again, be creative. I used three glass jars here because that is what I had on hand. You can use 6-7 jars if you like. At first, I was going to do more of a Halloween theme using “Trick or Treat” and “Boo!” to fill with candy corn. Because of the upcoming storms, I decided to go with the candles just in case we needed extra and since Fall is around the corner (even though we don’t really get to enjoy that season here in Florida) I decided to go with a ” fallish” theme.
Peel and stick the adhesive lettering on the jars. I just eyeballed it and didn’t take the time to actually measure to make sure everything was aligned. That’s up to you. I feel I have a pretty good eye when it comes to that.
Simply spray paint the entire jar with the frosted glass spray paint.
It dries rather quickly but just to make sure wait at least 20-30 minutes before you peel off the letters.
I am a Midwestern girl transplant and my grandparents were born and raised in Kentucky and even though I have lived in the South for 16 years I still can’t call myself a true Southern gal (you just can’t fake that!) so this phrase is for all my “real” southern friends from Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas and the Carolinas. Love you all!
Here are some other Fall or Halloween theme phrases you can try for your easy fall candle craft. Harvest,’ Fall’ in Love, Give Thanks, Grateful, Trick or Treat, Autumn, Little Pumpkin Patch, Jack O’ Lanterns, No Tricks Just Treats, Harvest Moon, Happy Halloween, Boo!
Have fun with it and Happy Fall Y’all!
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