It’s June, and soon we’ll be entering the lazy, hazy days of summer with backyard barbeques and sitting on the porch with friends or family while sipping cool drinks on a warm summer’s night. Add some festivity to the setting with these quick, easy, and safe votive candles.
Materials (for each votive):
2 oz. Mason jar
one faux or real votive candle
acrylic paint (your choice of color)
1/2-yd. raffia, 3/16-inch sisal rope, or ribbon in complementary color
Using the foam brush and acrylic paint, paint the inside of the Mason jar, if you’re planning to use a faux votive candle, or the outside of the jar if using a real votive.
Allow paint to dry. Apply a second coat, and a third if necessary, allowing paint to dry between coats.
Apply a coat of sealer.
Tie a raffia or ribbon bow or knot the sisal rope around jar.
Place votive candle inside the jar.