Ecolovies ~ Recycled Art Candle Holders

Many people ask me what we do with all of the children's art. Aside from their portfolios, and the recycle bin, we like to turn art into other art!

I saw a picture on Flickr of candle holders made from card stock cut decoratively with a hole punch. The lady had several arranged in a round tray and they were just beautiful! As I was going through their art, and my recycle pile was getting larger and larger, I decided to pull out some of the art for this project.

What you need:

Heavy Paper/Children's Art
Different sized hole punches
Decorative Scissors
Mason jars
Tea light candles

(Shaped punches work too, but if you are using watercolor paper, as we were, know that it is hard to do. It may get discouraging for littles.)

1. Measure your mason jar with a ruler (mine were 2 and 5 inches tall) and make a line on the back of your child's artwork.


2. Cut the paper at that spot with decorative scissors.

3. Get crazy with the hole punches. Put punches in the top, bottom, make them look like lace by punching in a pattern across both top AND bottom.

Have fun with it!

4. Tape your paper, art side out, around the mason jar. (You could also use jute or hemp tie... perhaps with some of the punch outs dangling from it on a bow?)

5. Add a candle and enjoy!

Arn't they pretty?

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9 comments

Simple Mama said...

Love this idea! We're totally going to use this idea! Thank you!

Gilly said...

Oh these are just lovely - thank you for sharing

Pink & Green Mama said...

Beautiful, what a wonderful way to welcome these early dark evenings!

Judy said...

What a great idea. I have been buying those small battery operated candles at Michael's with my 50% off coupons. A jar, a paper cover and one of those candles would make a nice Christmas gift. Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Logan sure is getting big. Alex and Cyan look like they are really focused and doing a beautiful job. Love it. Grandma

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, these are so pretty! I love this idea, and I love Judy's gift idea a well. Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

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Ecolovies ~ Recycled Art Candle Holders

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Carin said...

Whoa! I'm totally in love with this idea and will try at earliest opportunity!

Renee' said...

Those came out Great :)

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