Saturday, October 3, 2015

Recycling to Create a Votive Holder

Votive Holder

We had used up a couple of salsa jars that screamed votive holders to me! So far I have played with one.
This gold clay is odd to work with since it streaks darker tones. However I thought it would be perfect for decorating the jar.
Rolling out strips is very relaxing.
After baking the clay I went through my stash and decided to cut several pieces of this ribbon yarn to hide the top where the lids screws on. It complements the color of the clay perfectly.
I was going for something that would give off a lot of light and also create cool patterns on the wall and ceiling. It really only creates neat lighting on the table but I love how much light it gives off with a candle flickering!

A little tip I learned for removing the labels was a 50/50 combo of vegetable oil and baking soda stirred into a paste. The labels peeled off easily but the residue left behind would not scrub off! I also tried rubbing alcohol. The paste was the one thing that worked. I let it sit on the jars for about 5 minutes and the residue scrubbed right off!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful week ahead. ~Val

20 comments:

  1. a nice warm glow from your jar. :)

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  2. Hey Val ;o) Long time no talk to my friend. I am really trying to get back into blogging. Coming by to say hi to all my long lost friends ;o) I love your jar!! Very pretty! Thank you for the tip about the paste! I haven't forgot about the bracelet of my mom's ;o) Just let me get things going first! LOL! Hugs ;o)

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  3. It looks so pretty with the tea light in! Love that ribbon! Did you glue on the clay?
    Happy weekend!

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  4. what a great idea Val! and such a great tip!! I always have trouble with the labels. I'm going to have to try that

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  5. Wow very pretty work!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  6. Val, this is BEAUTIFUL!!
    You are truly so creative.

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  7. What a beautiful idea... I have tons of glass jars needing to be used; you've inspired me!

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  8. that votive holder looks pretty! thanks for the useful tip :)

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  9. That's a nice way to use an old jar :D

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  10. Very great and creative idea! That would be perfect for christmas decoration.
    Thank you so much for the tip :)

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  11. Very pretty. What a fun project!
    And thanks for the tip about the label. Some of my glassware comes with bar code labels. Some come right off under water and others are a real pain. Even Goo Gone won't get rid of the residue. I'm definitely trying your paste next time!

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  12. Val, it creates a beautiful effect! It's awesome when you can find a second use for packaging! :D
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  13. That's a very cute votive holder. I love the way it looks when it's glowing. Gorgeous! Thanks for the tip about removing labels. #thestrugglehasbeenreal

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  14. Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. Great tip about the residue! It's part of the reason I don't recycle jars into projects as much as I could. I'll give it a try next time. :-)

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  16. Aw this is really really cute! OMG, you has such a talent!

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  17. Very pretty! Good tip about the glue residue. Why must some glues be so impossible to remove easily?

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  18. Lovely glass decoration! I hate labels that wont peel off.

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val