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Ombre St. Patrick’s Day Votives

I am so excited to share with you my friend Tanya from Twelve O Eight. You’re going to love these Ombre St. Patrick’s Day Votives. I still can’t believe she lives in my area! I’ve twisted her arm to share her talents with TCB once a month!
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Ombre St. Patrick’s Day Votives

Hi TCB readers! I cannot tell you how excited I am to share some crafty goodness with you today.
Before we get started I would love to give Kim a huge hug and thank you (don’t you love her?) for inviting me to create with you.
I’m so glad to be here!
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My name is Tanya, and twelveOeightblog.com is where you can find me baking, painting, and creating every day.
I am a work at home mama to four, ranging from 3 years old to 22 and just became a grandma last October. I love to create , design, and fluff my nest, usually using upcycled finds and family-friendly pieces that are easy on the budget.
Ok, let’s make some cute stuff…
Did I mention I am thrilled to be crafting with you today?
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I don’t know about you, but St. Patrick’s Day kind of sneaks up on me every year. Wedged right in between Valentine’s Day and Easter, St. Patrick’s Day should have a few pretty things to celebrate as well. I decided to put together a really simple vignette on top of my bookcases that run the length of my living room. Once I began putting it together, it was missing something important.
Glitter. A girl has to have her glitter.
Here is what I used to make Ombre St. Patrick’s Day Votives:
  • Small half-pint mason jars
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam craft brush
  • Green glitter in 3 shades (I picked mine up from Jo-Ann’s)
  • Green & white striped ribbon (also from Jo-Ann’s)
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I began by applying a layer of Mod Podge around the base of the jar. I chose the dark green for this area, and sprinkled it over the Mod Podge generously.
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Next I applied the medium green, then the light green last.

 I attached a strip of contrasting ribbon and placed a tea light inside. Just what we needed, a little bit of glitter.

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Thank you so much for creating with me today!

You can find more DIY home decor, crafts & recipe ideas at twelveOeight like these recent projects:

 

White Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Playroom Decor + Rag Rug Pillows

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Kim

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Owner/Editor at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/editor of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!
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Comments

  1. Candy says

    I loved the project. But it occurred to me that you could turn those into pots of gold. Just struck me as the leprechaun thing to do. lol!