Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards

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Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards

 

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards
Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards

 

 

I made a couple of these cards for my son & grandson’s birthdays, I just thought they were so unique, I just had to make more of these “Amazing Fun Pop-Up Cards.”  

You can make these cards in any colors and designs that you want, that is what is so unique about them.  Here are the other 2 cards I made to just give you an example of what you can do with them.

 

 

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards
Pop-Up-Box Cards”

 

 

So let’s get started on a little how to for these “Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards.”  I made the pop-up pieces using the Design Space on my Cricut and then I followed a youtube tutorial for the construction of the pop-up box card.  Cutting my pieces in accordance to the measurements for using with a standard size envelope.  The picture below shows the measurements for each of the pieces you will need:

  • 1 piece at 9 1/4″ X 5 1/2″
  • 1 piece at 3 3/4″ X 2″
  • 2 pieces at 5 1/4″ X 2″ (1 of these should be white for writing a message on)
  • 3 pieces at 2 3/4″ X 2″
  • 6 pieces at 2 3/8″ X 2 (may make these of 2 different color or designs)

 

 

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards
Paper Measurements

 

 

Once you have those cut it is time to go on and score the pieces for forming the box part of the card.  I purchase myself a scoring board which sure is a nifty item, works great for scoring my pieces right at the needed markings.   You will need to score the 9 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ piece on the long side at 2 1/8″, 4 1/4″, 6 3/8″ & 8 1/2,” then turn to the short end and score at 2 1/2″.  Then take the 3 3/4″ X 2″ and score on long side at 3/4″ and 3″, turn and score at the middle, fold each end that was score into a zig zap shape. Once your pieces are scored it is time to cut your large piece so that it will form your box, cut it up on the 2 1/2″ score line on the larger piece. Cut off the extra tab and trim off corner of tab for a nice clean edge, and then you will see your box start to take form.  

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Card
Martha Stewart Score     Board                                                                                                                                                      
Scored Cardstock
Cut piece for box card
Box taking form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that we have those pieces scored and cut it is time to place the other pieces into their perspective spots.  I am going to post the pictures of my pieces but the best way to see how to do this is to follow this great youtube of how to make the “Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards”.  I would try to explain all these steps but I am really a visual person and it is just easier to watch a demonstration then have to explain it.  To secure my pieces into place I used Craft Easy-Tear Tape that I purchased at Micheals Craft Store.  

 

 

Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Card
Easy Tear Tape 
5 1/2″ & 2″ panel pieces
Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Card
2 3/4″ X 2″ panel
2 3/8″ X 2″ panel
Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Card
Folded Card with Write on Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know this isn’t a complete tutorial on how to make this card but it is an introductory to perk your interest, if you go to the youtube that I have put the link to you will see the full instructions and also see how “Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards” are to make.

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Pop-Up Box Card
Happy Birthday Pop-Up Box Card

 

 

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make the “Amazing Fun Pop-Up Box Cards”.  Make sure to pick up a scoring board to make this diy a smooth easy project.  

 

 

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My Delicious Deviled Eggs

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My Delicious Deviled Eggs

 

 

My Delicious Boiled Eggs
My Delicious Boiled Eggs

 

 

Whenever there is a potluck at our church I have a request to bring my “My Delicious Deviled Eggs.”  

I have had request for how I make my “My Deviled Eggs,” because people say they are so very good.  The thing is they are just so easy and low cost to make for a good side dish for any gathering.  The other thing about the “My Delicious Deviled Eggs,” is that they are a very low-carbohydrate food, they make for a quick easy grab snack when on the low-carbohydrate eating plan. 

So let’s get started here on my how-to-make the “My Delicious Deviled Eggs.”

Ingedients:

  • Eggs, boiled, cooled & peeled.
  • Mayonaise/Salad Dressing
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Paprika

Normally when I am making my deviled eggs, I start by boiling my eggs for 10 minutes, then drain the water off, bounce them up and down in the kettle to crack the shell and then run cold water over them and let them set in the pan until cooled.  I found a new trick, after all these years of making deviled eggs I finally found out how to get the shell to just slide off.  Some times your eggs aren’t really fresh and it can be so frustrating getting the shell to come of neatly.  Just recently I decided to search for a way that might help with peeling the eggs and here is the trick:  Baking soda in the water.  This really worked well, so much easier and the outer white of the shell looked so nice.

 

My Delicious Deviled Eggs
Peeled Eggs
My Delicious Deviled Eggs
Halved Eggs
My Delicious Deviled Eggs
Processed Eggs Yolks

 

 

 

 

 

After cooling the eggs, I peel all of them, slice them in half lengthwise put the yolks in a processor and chop them finely.

Before I go on here I will share a little Deviled Egg story.  Back in the late 80s to 1994 I worked at a bible college in Southern Wisconsin, where I was a Salad Cook for a few of my years working there, I would boil up 250 eggs at a time, I remember one time where we were on our lunch break and I forgot about my eggs boiling on the stove, do you know what burnt eggs smell like, burnt sulfur, NASTY!!!  And I just have to say peeling 250 eggs at a time wasn’t always a fun job, wish I would have known about the “baking soda” trick.

My Delicious Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs

 

 

 

 

 

Say you boiled 10 eggs, processed the yolks, now you are ready to add the mayonaise/salad dressing, I always use Miracle Whip, mix in 1/4 cup, you may need a little more, depends on what consistency you would like, then a dash of salt, pepper to taste and 1/2 tablespoon of sugar, mix it all up really well and you are ready to fill your half eggs.  

 

My Delicious Deviled Eggs
Filling Egg Yolks

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t care how fancy the eggs look you can use a teaspoon to fill the half whites, in this case I used a pastry bag and tip, a large tip.  I place a rubber band around the pastry bag that is over the tip just to keep the mixture from going down the sides of the tip inside the bag.   I also sprinkled just a touch of paprika on the top.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

So the next time you need a quick easy side dish for any occasion I know “My Delicious Deviled Eggs” will be a hit.

My Delicious Boiled Eggs
My Delicious Boiled Eggs

Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew

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Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew

 

Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew
Dumplings & Beef Stew

 

On days when the weather is blustery and cold a good hot meal is just the food to hit the spot.  Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew was so good on this cold day. 

I try to be very frugal with all the meat I have and so I had thawed out a good sized Chuck Roast, cut it in half and roasted up one half on Sunday morning and used the other half for stew meat.  I always start my stew by searing my meat with some meat tenderizer and pepper, once it is browned I add some browning sauce and beef bouillon, cover the dutch over and place it in the over for around 90 minutes on 250 degrees, it ends up pretty tender.  

Then about I add in all my vegetable ingredients:

  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Beans
  • Green Pepper
Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew
Ingredients for Beef Stew

 

I don’t really follow any recipe I just add what I feel like, same with the seasonings, I always add bay leaf, salt & pepper.  Let it cook for at least 30 minutes.  Near the time the stew should be done I mix up my dumplings, I always use the Betty Crocker Dumpling Recipe, have used it for nearly 46 years, of course I get this recipe from my 46 year old Betty Crocker Recipe Book, old faithful!!

Making Homemade Dumplings is really easy and so good when on the beef stew.  Start by mixing all the dry ingredients, then add in the shortening & next step is to cut the shortening in with a pastry cutter.

Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew
Adding in Dry Ingredients
Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew
Cutting in the Shortening

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next step is to add the mil and mix it up, I always mix it up with a fork, seems to get the ingredients mixed in really well.

 

 

Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew
Adding Milk to Dry Ingredients
Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew
Mixing Dumplings Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that your stew is done cooking it is time to thicken it up.  I normally thicken it with cornstarch.  Once the stew is thicken it is time to add the dumplings.  Forgive me but I don’t have a picture of the dumplings being added to the stew or once it is all done, I was having one of those “everything was going wrong days,” and all my pictures disappeared off my camera, I had to do a recovery program on my SD card, that can be another post on another day.  Here is the photos of the beef stew once completed, thus giving us Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew.

 

 

Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew
Beef Stew ready for the dumplings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you try out this recipe for “Homemade Dumplings On Beef Stew,” I know you will find it to be delicious!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issac Didn’t Have A Rebellious Spirit

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Issac Didn’t Have A Rebellious Spirit

 

 

Issac Didn't Have a Rebellious Spirit
Obey the Word of God

 

 

 

Last week in Sunday School my husband made reference to how Abraham obeyed the Lord with no questions when he was commanded to take Issac up to the mount and use him as a sacrifice.  I read through the rest of the chapter and I realized how Issac didn’t have a rebellious spirit!  

Think about this when you read Genesis 22.  On the third day Abraham saw the mountain where he was to sacrifice Issac and then Issac said: Verse 7,  And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? Verse 8, And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

 

Issac Didn't Have A Rebellious Spirit
Abraham and Issac going up the mountain

 

 

 

Don’t you think that Issac might have wondered who that sacrifice was going to be, yet he was obedient to his father and just went on with him, trudging up the mountain.  I think about when you go shopping these days and you see kids throwing fits and having an attitude because they can’t have their way. 

And then Abraham and Issac arrive at the place of preparing the sacrifice, Verse 9, And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.  

I don’t think that Issac was throwing a tantrum and fighting his father, he surely had to be frightened or maybe he wasn’t because he had been raised in a home where he saw his father’s obedience to the Lord and just accepted this is how things are.  I know when our children were growing up, when it came to Sunday there were no questions asked if we were going to church, they knew that is just want we did and were expected to be ready to go.

My other observation is how many times in these days do we have adults not being able to deal with situations in their life because they had went through rough times as a child and so because of it they blame others for their useless life.  I have heard from different ones, “But you don’t know what I have went through, you don’t know how my life has been?”  People use pass experiences and happenings to dictate their life, to control them to direct how their life is.  

But here we have Issac who didn’t use what had went on in his life dictate how he obeyed the Lord, Issac didn’t have a rebellious spirit, he chose to do what the Lord asked of him and because of his obedience Issac has a very fine lineage.  What is our life going to bring, will our lineage be one of proof of how we lived our life for the Lord?

Money Saving Organization Tips

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Money Saving Organization Tips

 

Messy Closet needs organization

  

 

Organization is a very good way to keep your house in order so I want to let you in on a few of my, “Money Saving Organization Tips.”

I have found that when I have things organized it is so much easier to keep my house clean and sure takes less time to clean the house on a regular basis.  I have a relative that whenever I went to her house I always wondered how come her house was always clean and my house was always a mess!  One day when I was her watching her kids I opened a closet to find something and “Oh My, I nearly was attacked by all the things that came tumbling out of that closet,” I found her secret cleanliness!!!

But now on the serious side the, “Money Saving Organization Tips.”

  • A cleaning/organizing system.
  • Low cost ways to organize.

I once read a book about keeping a file box of a cleaning system and setting up a schedule of daily, weekly, monthly and/or yearly cleaning.  That book was, Sidetracked Home Executives, I have to tell you this book is full of humor along with a great system to not only clean your home and keep it clean but to also have a system to help you complete other task throughout the year.  I really think you would enjoy this book, one of the statements on the front of the book is, “From Pigpen to Paradise,” that statement alone says so much about how it can help one to get organized.  Make sure to click on the link at the bottom of this post and order the book for yourself.

 

Money Saving Organization Tips
Cleaning infographics

 

 

Then there is the few organization tips I found that help me stay organized and my cleaning supplies easily accessible.  I really despise when I can’t find something and I know that having a good organization is a marvelous way of helping me not to be frustrated when trying to find something.  Makes me think of when my mother-in-law would come to visit years ago, she has since passed away, but she would say to me, “you seem to always be looking for something.” Having things really organized sure does makes life so much more relaxed. So one thing I did was put my loose photos in a file system in picture boxes, then when I wanted a picture of my children all I had to do was go to that divider and look through the photos.  Of course now with all the digital photo systems people don’t have all the loose photos like us older people but yet it is a system that really works for me.

 

Then I hated having to get on my knees to find all my cleaning supplies under the sink.  It seemed like it was so hard to find anything under the sink because it is always so dark under there and you had to move so many other cleaning supplies to find one item.  So I found this great organization idea on pinterest, DIY Cleaning Closet, not only did I use the over the door hanging cleaning supplies system, I also did the paper towelling storage, I love this system.  The best part about the organization/storage I use, they are cheap shoe storage systems. When my husband ask me, “do we have any window cleaner?” I can just right to the closet door and grab the window cleaner without have to crawl under the sink.

 

Money Saving
Over the door cleaning organization
Money Saving Organization Tips
Paper Toweling Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh believe me I don’t have all the cleaning and organization under control but it sure does help to have some areas in a good order.

 

I hope you enjoyed “Money Saving Organization Tips” post and that is gives you some helps to having a more organized home!!  Don’t forget to leave a comment and also pick up your book, “Sidetracked Home Executives.”

Little Box of Love

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Little Box of Love

 

Little Box of Love
Little Box of Love

 

This Valentines I made my husband a little picture box, I call it the, “Little Box of Love.”  I called it that because it contains pictures from when we first met until recently, it is like our little love story in just a matter of 12 pictures.

Little Box of Love
Photos of us from the beginning to now.

 

 

 

My husband was sharing with our church congregation about how much the “Little Box of Love” meant to him, he didn’t think I knew but I was well aware of how much he appreciated it, because it was more then just a bunch of pictures, it has so much more meaning.

 

Sometimes in our life we don’t realize the impact of what others do with their life, how they go through the rough times or how they continue the race.  God’s word says, Hebrews 12:1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

This little box of pictures is a lifetime, it represents a life before salvation and a life of living for Christ.  As I sat and listened to my husband share about the meaning of the Little Box of Love, I thought what if neither one of us would have accept Christ as our Saviour, what if we wouldn’t have II Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:  what if we wouldn’t have done what God wanted?  There were many struggles through our almost 46 years of marriage, it begin in a sinful life style and has come to a life that has been faithfully serving the Lord.  

The most beautiful aspect of this Little Box of Love is the love and surrender to God, without our complete surrender to obedience to God there would not be a marriage that has lasted as long as it has.  

Marriage is hard work, it takes much sacrifice and surrender to God but the rewards are many.

  • Luke 10:27-“And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”
  • Ephesians 5:22 -“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.”
  • Ephesians 5:25 – Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
  • Psalm 127:1-(A Song of degrees for Solomon.) Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
  • Proverbs 12;4-A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Hebrews 12:1 – Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Visiting The Grand Canyon

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Visiting The Grand Canyon

 

 

Visiting The Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

 

I love to travel and visit places I haven’t been before, if I had a “Bucket List” it would be full of places I would love to visit.  Visiting the Grand Canyon was one of those places that was just so exciting to see.

When we were Visiting the Grand Canyon all I could think of was what wonderful handiwork of God!  

Our trip started out the ride up to Williams, Arizona from Prescott, Arizona.  I really enjoyed all the sites on the way and took many pictures.  Of course if you read my previous post, http://grammescountrysplendor.com/grand-canyon-great-train-robbery/  the Grand Canyon Railways  https://www.thetrain.com/ you will know that we had a great journey up to the Grand Canyon.

Visiting The Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Cafe
Grand Canyon Bus

 

 

 

 

 

When we reached the Grand Canyon we were treated to a buffet meal https://www.thetrain.com/food/grand-depot-cafe/ in the Grand Canyon Lodge, a wonderful lunch before loading up on the bus and going up to the God’s beauty of the canyons. There is so much more to do besides enjoying the spectacular sites, one can enjoy the adventures of boating, hiking and camping, https://grandcanyon.com/

 

Visiting The Grand Canyon
Trails for Horse Back Riding

 

 

As we were standing at the viewing points of the Grand Canyon you could see a group of riders on horses riding down the trail of Grand Canyon, didn’t look like a ride I wanted to try, the trail looked steep to me but then I am not the bravest person and I am sure it was a great adventure.  

Visiting The Grand Canyon
Sites of the Grand Canyon
God’s Beauty
Grand Canyon Wildlife

 

 

 

 

 

 

My husband was a little nervous for me while we were up there at the canyon, it was windy out and I was being quite the daring one and getting kind of close to the edge of the canyon walls, I just was so amazed with the handiwork of God that I wanted to get all the pictures I could.  It was hazy out that day so the pictures aren’t the best and I didn’t have the greatest camera at the time.  I sure hope you enjoy my, “Visiting The Grand Canyon.”

 

Visiting Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

 

 

 

Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

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Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

 

 

Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box
Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

 

I am having so much fun with my Cricut, I just wanted to share my latest project, the “Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box.”

 

The rolled flowers really aren’t very hard to make, they actually are kind of fun! So follow along and see how this “Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box,” was put together.  

The supplies you will need to make this shadow box is:

  • Shadow Box, size of your choice.
  • Cardstock, red, white and blue.
  • Glue, I used Tacky Glue.
  • Quilling Tool.
  • Light Grip Mat.

 

Patriotic Rolled Flower Shadow Box
Pattern for 3D Rose Flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

So obviously you do need the Cricut and with it you go to the designs category and pick out the 3D flower pattern, I used the pattern with the rounded scalloped edges, I cut out 4 blue, 8 red and 8 white. 

 

 

Cut 3D Flower Pattern
Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box
Red, White & Blue 3D Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Now it is on to learning how to roll the roses, this is where the quilling tool comes in to play.  After cutting out your flower pattern you take the quilling tool and if you want you can turn the edges of the flower form down as in the pictures, next step is to wind up the flower form into a rose.  There are videos that show how to do these flowers much better then I can begin to explain, Paper Flower Tutorial.

 

 

Quilling Tool
Turning the edges like a rose petal
All the petals rolled under.
Rolling the 3D form into a flower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After having rolled and glued all my flowers I placed them onto the back drop paper and glued them into place.  

Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box
3D Flowers Ready for Framing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also decided I wanted to put a patriotic saying on the glass of the shadow box and so I chose words from the song, “You’re A Grand Old Flag.”  So there you have it my “Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box.”  

 

Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box
Patriotic Rolled Flowers Shadow Box

 

 

 

Money Saving Laundry Soap

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Money Saving Laundry Soap

Money Saving Laundry Soap
Money Saving Laundry Soap

 

 

If you have been following me on my blog you should know by now that I like to save money and “Money Saving Laundry Soap” is one of the ways that I save all year through.

 

 

Money Saving Laundry Soap
Laundry Soap Recipes

 

 

I have tried a few different DIY laundry soaps and I can’t say that I have been disappointed in any of them, some of them take a little more work & time to make but I have found they all clean my laundry well.

Today I am going to share with you the 3 laundry soaps that I have personally made and used, hopefully you will find one that works for you and saves you money as it does me.

Most the time there are 4 main ingredients and they are:

  • Washing Soda
  • Fels-Naphta Soap/Grated Soap
  • Borax
  • Water
  1. Smelling Amazing Laundry Soap. There are recipes that include using essential oils for scents and also some will use Dawn Dish Detergent or Oxi-Clean, there are many varieties of “Money Saving Laundry Soap.”Smell Amazing Laundry Soap. This is an easy quick laundry detergent, I have used this one often and am always satisfied with the cleaning outcome.  It is just a matter of grating the fels-naphta soad, pouring boiling water over it, stirring it until all the grated soap is dissolved.  Add in the washing soda and borax, pour into a jug or 2 depending on how much you are making, I usually make 2 milk jugs full at a time.  Smell Amazing Laundry Soap.
  2. Creamy Mom’s Super Laundry Sauce.  I really like this one, I like the creamy texture, it takes a little more effort to make and it makes 2 quart jars.  As with the previous recipeI made a double batch, I don’t like to have to make the laundry soap too often.  Once I was done making it I emptied it into a square plastic container with a lid, made it easier to get at over the jars. Mom’s Super Laundry Sauce.
  3. Family Sized Liquid Laundry Soap. This makes a 5 gallon bucket of soap, good for a family, in our house it is just me and my husband and of course the dog, so making a smaller quantity is good for me, but if you have a family you might want to try this recipe for a larger amount.  I have used it but like I said I don’t need that large quantity at a time.   Liquid Laundry Soap-Family Sized Batch.

 

Money Saving Laundry Soap
Large loads of laundry

 

 

So there you have it 3 laundry soaps to save you money all year round I hope you find this blog useful and help to save you money.  

Leave a comment and let me know how you liked the “Money Saving Laundry Soap” recipes I shared.

 

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders

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DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holder
DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders

 

I needed some new Valentine decorations to use for the John 3:16 Meal we were having at church, so I thought I would try my hand at making these being I had all I need to make my “DIY Glitter HeartCandle Holders.”

There are a few steps to prepare these jars for this sweet candle holder, but before I delve into steps I just want to say you can use mason jars for this project, but I had these jars and figured I would put them to good use.

  • Wash the jars good with warm soapy water.
  • If you have any glue residue on them clean that off too.
  • You will need a few items: tape, craft paint, modge podge, glitter and foam brush.
DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders
Supplies needed for DIY
DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders
Cleaned jars

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you have everything gathered together you are ready to start the, “DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders.”  So after you have the jars washed up, dried off and any glue residue removed, which by the way I removed my glue residue with Goo Be Gone, works really well.  You will need to secure a heart shape on the outside of the jar, you want it really secure so that no craft paint, or glitter get into the heart shaped space.  

 

I made my heart by tracing a heart from my nifty heart template and then put painters tape over the heart and cut it out, pulled the heart shaped tape from off of the paper heart and secured it onto the jar.  

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders
Painter’s Tape Heart
DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders
Ready for cutting the heart out.
DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holder
Ready to pull off of paper and place on jar.                    
DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holder
Heart secured onto jar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now we are ready to put the craft paint onto the jar, pour some craft paint into a shallow container and dip your foam brush in it, then paint your jar all around the jar, let the paint dry and then we are ready to brush the modge podge onto the jar. You can pull the tape heart off and carefully brush modge podge on around the heart, sprinkle with glitter and let it dry again for a few hours.

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holder.
Craft paint and Glitter.

 

Once it has dried, before giving it that second coat gently tap the jar on a hard service to get any excess glitter off. It is time for another coat of modge podge and glitter, let it dry again, I let mine dry overnight and then I coated it one more time with modge podge to seal it up good.

 

 

DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders
DIY Glitter Heart Candle Holders