Tea light holders make great gifts for Mother's day or any holiday. They are inexpensive to make as they are made from a recycled baby food jar and scraps of fabric. Kids will love making this project.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Glass Baby food jar  
  • Tea Light (in a metal holder)
  • White Glue        
  • 2 scraps of fabric approx. 2" square
  • Glitter or salt       
  • Paint brush

I used a jar that was approximately 3" tall.

Craft Instructions

  1. Cut two heart shapes out of fabric.
  2. Spread glue on the backside of each fabric heart and glue them to the outside of the baby food jar opposite each other.
  3. Using the paint brush, cover the outside of the jar completely with glue being sure to paint over the fabric hearts. Do not put glue on the bottom of the jar.
  4. Sprinkle glitter or salt over entire glued area and let dry. For this project I like to use the glitter in a bottle that has holes for sprinkling or you can place the glitter in an old salt shaker. When the glue dries it will give the jar a frosted look.
  5. Once dry, place tea light inside jar.
  • For a special holiday light holder, replace the hearts with shamrocks, snowflakes or other design but keep it simple.

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For this candle holder I cut out two blue snowflakes and two white snowflakes and alternated them going around the jar.  To make the process easier I used my Sizzix die cut machine.

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