Here’s an easy Valentine’s Day craft project suitable for preschoolers and older, make upcycled baby food jar candle holders!
Recently, I was browsing the Craft Project Ideas website and noticed that the material of the month is Holiday Upcycle and thought it would be fun to try the challenge. I decided to have the kids make a Valentine’s Day candle holder. I had saved tissue paper from Christmas to use for crafting purposes so I grabbed a sheet of the red. Ours are made from baby food jars but any kind of empty jar would work.
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Upcycled Baby Food Jar Candle Holders
Before we started our project, I cut tiny hearts from the tissue paper. Next, the kids placed the baby food jars upside down and used Mod Podge to cover it. You could also use watered down white glue. My kids painted the bottom but that part is optional.
After it was completely covered, they placed the hearts on their jars. Little Sister and Big Brother shook glitter all over them and also rolled them in a pile of it. After shaking them off, I noticed some areas that had gaps so I painted over them with the Mod Podge and they sprinkled the glitter over it again.
When the upcycled baby food jar candle holder had finished drying, I used a red permanent to outline the hearts on one of the jars. I also drew designs and wrote ‘Love’ and ‘XOXO’ inside the hearts.
Finish by spraying a Clear Craft Sealer Spray over all the glitter so that it stays put.
Use a tealight or LED candle. A lot of times you can find LED ones at the dollar store around the time of many holidays.
See also: Salt Dough Footprint Heart Keepsake
These sparkly DIY Valentine’s Day candle holders can also be used as treat jars for conversation hearts and other small candy.