Learn how to make this flower and herb candle holder and two other fabulous handmade Christmas gift ideas to inspire your creativity this season.
Every year I enjoy making a few inexpensive handmade gifts for family, friends, neighbors, and everyone who touches our lives throughout the year.
Today I've made a super simple flower and herb candle holder that is easy to make and costs very little to put together.
In addition, I'm sharing two of my special blogging friends' handmade Christmas gift ideas, for even more creative gift making and giving inspiration this Christmas, and throughout the holiday season.
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My friend Carole West from Garden Up Green was the brains behind this collaboration. She wanted to share her love of DIY and gift giving with a few other bloggers and I quickly jumped on board.
Carole is well skilled at woodworking and stencil art. Don't worry she is also excellent showing you exactly how to create these festive projects on your own.
This particular post is all about making lovely stenciled towels that pair well with beautiful gift boxes. Stop by and see exactly how you can make one or all three of these unique handmade creative gifts. (click on the link below the image)
Next, we have this wonderful heartfelt idea from CD from CD's Country Living.
CD is sharing her old family tradition of creating a basket of goodies for friends and neighbors to share on Christmas morning. CD is a great home cook with a huge arsenal of those tried and true recipes that everyone loves. There is plenty of inspiration here to get your creative juices going to make the most thoughtful Christmas baskets ever.
Now on with my easy DIY handmade Christmas gift tutorial.
Flower & Herb Candle Holder
Have you tried Oui yogurt? You can buy them in the grocery store for less than $2 and once you eat the yogurt you are left with these adorable little glass jars.
If you don't want to use the yogurt jars any glass votive or tea light will work.
- Oui yogurt jars (or other small glass votive candle holders)
- White glue
- Painters tape
- Flower Petals & Herbs ( rose petals, hibiscus petals, peppermint)
This first one was made by taping off the top and adding a tape star in the middle with painter's tape.
Simply brush on a healthy coat of white glue and gently roll the jar in a bowl of dried flowers or herbs.
Then gently peel off the star and the tape.
This green dried peppermint leaf looks so pretty during the holidays.
Here's one with hibiscus flowers on the top. After they have had a chance to set you can remove the tape, apply more glue to the bottom and dip it into another herb or flower mix.
Other Flowers and Herbs to Use:
Here's a trio of flower and herb candle holders aglow with tea lights.
The one on the right is rose petals with white glitter. I just couldn't resist adding a bit of bling.
Super simple and I think the results are so lovely.
The perfect little something to say Thank You, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or whatever your wish is to someone special in your life.