Friday, June 22, 2012

A Little Patriotic Bling

I love a little sparkle in my projects once in a while and this was the perfect easy project to inject some!
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 These little tea light holders were so much fun to make!  Believe it or not, they are completely recyclable.  Let me show you a few more pics before I get to the how-tos!
It's really hard to get a good picture of candles, so if anyone has a tip....please, let me know!
So the adhesive in this project is liquid starch and the colored part is just strips of tissue paper.  You can find the starch in the grocery store where the laundry products are.  To the best of my knowledge, this starch keeps indefinately.  I've had a 1/2 gallon of it for about 5 years.  I only use it for crafting.  (Oh please, you didn't think I was using this stuff to iron with did you?  I would iron, but I can't seem to find a right-handed iron anywhere.  They all seem to be made for the lefties and I'm a right-handed kind of girl.) 

I first showed you how to make a starch candle at Valentines Day.  I love the way the starch makes the tissue paper all see-through.  I'm sure this is some kind of scientific reaction, but I'm just calling it craft magic!
 In fact, instead of me retyping that tutorial, because it's really late and I'm really tired, why don't you just click HERE and all of the directions are waiting for you to put your own creative spin on a cute candle!


  1. Danni, you are so funny. I have a right handed iron you could just have :)...oh, wait, I think mine is left handed too, and, fortunately, my husband is left handed! Another super cute patriot 4th of July craft. Love it.

  2. I'd better add liquid starch to the shopping list! ~ Maureen

  3. Another great idea that makes me think "duh, why didn't I think of that?"! I totally understand about the iron, I have the same problem here. Luckily, I haven't allergy to wrinkles so I am good! ;-)