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Mason Jar Candle holder – Paris Theme

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Paris theme mason jar candle holder

Paris theme mason jar candle holder

I will be posting some items from our Paris Theme baby shower in the next few weeks.  The first thing I did for the shower was make these adorable tea lights to use on the tables.  I started out with a  clear mason jar.  I then found this great burlap Paris ribbon at Hobby Lobby.  The burlap fit right in, since we were using burlap in the nursery.

Paris theme shower

Paris Theme shower:

The color scheme for the shower was the same as the nursery (coral, mint green and metallic gold).  I also purchased mint 1/4″ ribbon at JoAnne’s.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

Plug in your hot glue gun and position the front of the mason jar over the word Paris.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

Fold over the raw edge of one side of the ribbon and apply the hot glue.  (It is hard to see in this picture) Be very careful not to burn your fingers!

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

I purchased this decorative glass at JoAnne’s.  It was gold metallic and fit with our color scheme.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

I just added a small amount of the glass to the bottom of the jar before I dropped in my votive candles.

Paris theme baby shower

Paris theme baby shower

I then tied the mint ribbon in a square knot on the top of the jar.  Simple and cute!  I also sent them home with the guests so that they would have a keepsake of the shower.

Grandparents with the new Mama

Grandparents with the new Mama

The Nursery

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nursery fabric

nursery fabric

We are on the count down for the arrival of our new granddaughter. My next few posts will include some of the preparations for our new bundle of joy!  The first step we took was to pick out the fabric.  The color scheme was prompted by the fact that my daughter and son-in-law rent a condo and are not permitted to paint or change the curtains. The nursery has three tan walls and one mint wall, so that was the starting point for the room.  Mint, coral and gold!

The starting point

The starting point

To make the room special, it was decided to cover the valance with the gold polka dot burlap.  I just stapled the burlap to the valance and tucked the curtain up under…I had to pin the top down with T-pins…which I did after I took this picture.

Next we covered the wall with gold metallic dots, which were  ordered online and were 3″.  The website had loads of sizes and colors and they were easy to adhere.  I really stressed over the placement.  I was so afraid they would not be even!   I decided to use my 12″ square ruler to help with the placement.

dot placement

dot placement

I put the dot centers on the 6″ and 12″ marks.  I forgot to do a close-up of the wall before I took off the backing.  If you look at the bottom dot, you can see it still had the backing attached.  I used “frog tape” or painters tape to hold the dots in place until I had them positioned where they needed to be…I then peeled of the backing a little at a time while I rubbed on the dots!  I loved the look!

polka dotted wall

polka-dotted wall

The jazzed up wall!!