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Check out this DIY tea light holder luminary made with small jars and fun pasta shapes.You’ve probably noticed that we like to camp. June was Get Outdoors month and we took two camping trips. Our family just loves being out in nature and enjoying the flora and fauna. We try to go as much as possible, which is about every other weekend in the summer. Since we live in the Midwest, our camping season is half the year. We really consider ourselves glampers since we enjoy glamour or luxury camping. We camp in a pop-up trailer with lots of creature comforts.While much of camping is spent preparing food or enjoying a campfire, we also like to play games and do crafts. I plan an outdoor craft for each trip for my daughter and me to do together. Sometimes we use objects found in nature and other times we bring along all our supplies. I do make sure they all have a camping or outdoor theme. Our most recent craft was nighttime tea light holder luminaries made with fun pasta and baby food jars. We created them on July 14th, which was Mac & Cheese day.
Bug Jar Tea Light Holder Craft Tutorial
baby food jars
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colorful tissue paper
Remove the lid from your baby food jars.
Wash and dry the baby food jars.
Cover a jar with a light coat of decoupage.
Place small pieces of tissue paper on the jar, pressing in place.Sponge a light layer of decoupage over the tissue and let the jar dry.
Glue the bug pasta to the outside of the jar. We found it easiest to use tweezers to hold onto the pasta and put it in place.Let the glue dry.Place a tea light candle in each jar.
Light the candle and enjoy the glow.We created these cute tea light holders while enjoying some Back to Nature Mac & Cheese for lunch. These creamy, Made with Organic Pasta dinners are non-GMO and contain no artificial flavors, preservatives, or synthetic colors. These dinners come in many varieties including spirals, silly sea life, and the crazy bugs I used in this post.You too can make mealtime your playtime with Back to Nature Mac & Cheese. I found mine in the boxed dinner aisle at Target.Our lights turned out really cute. We did one with pink tissue paper, another with yellow and left the other one clear. The buggy shadows they cast are a lot of fun!Do you camp? Find more ideas for getting back to nature here.
posted 21 July 2016