- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Hello fellow DIY fans! I was looking for hanging glass votives to use at our March 2010 wedding. But I was surprised at how expensive they can be – not only the actual cost of the votives but then the shipping was an added expense (note: I did find a couple of places that offered free shipping with a $100.00 purchase). The “tutorial” I am posting a link to (see below) was more interesting than many others I found during my google search. It shows practical, everyday ideas of using the hanging votives so they would be a lovely reminder of your wedding long after the “big day” was over. For me, it was so appealing that we could make something ourselves that would be enjoyed for years to come.We are even considering giving them as favors to our friends and family at the wedding because we love them so much. And this post was where I found out about using glass baby food jars as the votive holder…BRILLANT! I had been only thinking of using things such as mustard jars, pickle jars, etc. What is even better for me is that we are using 2 to 3 large glass jars of organic baby food a day (I know, so sad that I never once thought about using the baby food jars!) I travel for my work so I am away from home most of the day, but we are blessed to have an amazing in-home nanny who is saving the jars for me. Together, she and I have already made three votives and while they are lovely, we have more than enough jars to try different beads and embellishments before selecting the ones we will use in the wedding. Even with just three done, we found that you need to go through a couple before you find your groove. It has been fun and so affordable purchasing different beads to try – even finding some great vintage necklaces that we are breaking down to try the beads. So I hope you find this project as helpful and fun as I have!