I like to have at least one place in my home that I change out to reflect the season or holiday. I may not go all out for every holiday so this gives me an easy go to place! I love my candle jars.
For spring, I fill them with colored styrofoam balls that I got at Hobby Lobby and tie them up with cute ribbon. The metal chicks are left over from a church women’s ministry dinner that I had done a table for and you can’t beat battery operated candles!
I live in a house with four boys who are always playing ball or wrestling or throwing pillows. I came home one day and they greeted me with “we have some bad news..” I of course(not a good mom moment) jumped on the what have you done now to only be told oh it wasn’t them but our sweet new girl puppy had chased Cinco, our golden, into the corner and knocked over two of my candle jars! Ugh, I only have so many nice things in a house of boys. Luckily, Becky was able to find me one replacement jar so now I just need a top for my small one and I’m back in business!
I’ll leave the spring up until the kids are out of school then the jars get filled with beach sand and shells collected from our family beach trips.
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These rabbits and eggs are special and have been collected over many years. It takes me down memory lane thinking of my kids as they have grown up and now grandkids goodies are being added. The touch of silver comes from my collection of Author Court, the original Miss Cayce’s my grandmother, gave all the “girls” fun serving pieces, frames and accessories all in a bunny pattern, perfect to add to my Easter display! Now time to assemble our display. I started with Emma and Ethan helping to fill my candle jars with plastic eggs and Easter grass, you could also use clear vases or jars. These will become my main focal point and add height.
The grandkids had a great time picking just the right color and size to fill their jars. We even found some small glitter eggs in bright colors at the Dollar Tree, and they filled in the nooks and crannies left by the bigger eggs. They are so proud of their creations! I enjoy including them in the decorating process and can even teach them their colors!
The striped ribbon is not wired but I loved how it pulled all the colors together. I took a length of ribbon and tied around the jar.I made my bow and used a twist tie (recycled) to hold it together. Lay bow on ribbon and tie a square to secure. Don’t know how to tie a bow? Learn how on theShow Me Decorating App for iPhone’s & iPadsGet the App Here! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/show-me-decorating/id386099720?mt=8
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It’s August and back to school is everywhere even though I’m trying to hold onto summer. I really, really love summer! The lazy days, time by the pool, hanging out at the lake, sleeping in…it’s way better than when school starts and my number one job is bus driver to our four boys to football, youth group, school, games, orchestra. (Especially, since the day starts out so early.)
I do love one thing about back to school and it’s all the new stuff. Sharp pencils, fresh crayons, brand new watercolors, and a blank spiral ready to be written in just give me goose bumps. To help get me motivated and get the boys excited about a new year, I love to change out my candle jars with lots of fun stuff. They’ve outgrown needing some things so it’s great to put them to use in a new way. If you don’t own candle jars, any clear vase, jar or container can work too!
I used a ruler, flash cards, pencils, crayons, and markers to fill the candle jars. They provided different heights and lots of colors. The great thing was I had most things filling up a drawer and the other’s were extra supplies from Target. So, I cleaned up too!
I used tulle ribbon and two different cute stripes/prints that I got at JoAnn’s Fabrics and Hobby Lobby. The tulle was a great base and by using several different ones each of my candle jars was unique but all went together.
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Well, at least there is still 16 days until school starts!
What do you all think of back to school? Do you have favorite traditions?