Picture sitting with a cup of tea, vanilla scents in the air and stunning natural colours streaming across the table from where your sitting. Sounds like heaven! If you’re kids made it for you, it’s even more special!
This nature candle holder is so easy to make yourself, but the kids will find it just as simple to create for you.
What you’ll need:
- Shaped hole punches. I used a star hole punch and snowflake hole punch.
- One or two glass (or plastic) jars
- Leaves and/or paper bark
- Good quality craft glue
Make a nature candle holder
- Started by collecting a whole bunch of beautiful leaves and/or paper bark with your children. Discuss the colours of the nature and what might happen when the candle lights the colours up.
- Use hole punches to cut out a heap of beautiful shapes from your leaves.
- Use a good quality craft glue, like the one I’ve linked to above to glue on your nature. Try gluing on the shapes all over the jar or try creating patterns. You can also use the leaves that have been punched.
That activity took all of ten minutes and we both loved this jar. It looks stunning in the light (you can see the lovely paper bark patterns on the star cutouts) and at night when we lit the candle, a silhouette of stars sprinkled the table.
Gluing on the hole punched leaves will take a little bit of time. Some time they may need to be held until the glue is slightly dry, depending on the glass jar you use. You could try putting a rubber band around them to keep them secure so that you didn’t need to hold them though.
This is such an easy activity for a child. Your child can take an active role in creating the beautiful nature candle jar with minimal to no help needed. I think this would make a lovely gift for someone special too.
Here are our nature candle holders in the daytime, when we weren’t using them.
At night, though, our candle holders were stunning. They turned out just beautiful!
Now put up your feet. This nature candle holder will create an environment where you want to relax.
What a great idea! They look fantastic!
Penny Whitehouse says
Thanks Kristie, we love them. I think we might make some as a gift next year.
Emily Wilson says
I would love to do these with a group of kids at camp. Where did you find the glass jars and snowflake and leaf cutouts?
Penny Whitehouse says
Hi Emily, Most craft stores, or check shops, have glass jars and the hole punches can be bought from craft stores too. 🙂