Mason jar Christmas candles
Merry Christmas! I hope you had a fantastic holiday! I did manage to get everything done that I needed to do, and if my house wasn’t exactly spotless for company on Christmas day, there was enough jolliness going on that nobody noticed…I hope.
We did make a last minute run to the ER on Christmas Eve after Pip broke out in a horrible rash and we needed to make sure it wasn’t an allergic reaction to the Amoxicillin she was on…and my mom visited the same ER on Christmas Day to be diagnosed with Shingles (no urgent cares were open for the holidays!), but other than that all went smoothly. Hopefully we will make it the rest of 2011 with no more urgent care visits! Since Thanksgiving we’ve visited 4 times–a back spasm for me and 3 separate for Pip’s strep throat.
I wanted to share the table decorations I made with inspiration from Pinterest this year.
Here’s the original:
I added jute twine wrapped around the top 3 times.
And I used tea light candles instead of floating candles.
The cranberries held the candle up just fine.
I also kept the water level down from the top because I was afraid that they would slosh over the tops if a table was bumped.
These were so easy and cheap–the only thing I purchased was a bag of cranberries for $1.50 that filled all 6 of these that I made, and the tea light candle pack. I think it was also about $1.50 and I didn’t use all the candles from the pack. These burned for the entire dinner and conversation after, but eventually put themselves out and used up the candles. Floating candles would probably burn longer, but Walmart didn’t sell them and these were pretty cheap.
This post has a tutorial on what I did in years past. This was a nice change of pace and I’m hoping it lasts until our New Year’s Eve party in a week. If not, I’ve got another bag of cranberries waiting!
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