Fireworks will be here before we know it, which always makes me such a happy lady. I suddenly want to wear all the glow-in-the-dark bracelets and necklaces and ooooh and aaaah with the kids. I love celebrating 4th of July and our country’s Independence and these Fourth of July Tea Light Holders are a perfect table top addition! Plus, you’ll never guess what the color is made from…
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Roll out flat about a golf ball sized amount of air dry clay. Next, cut the clay into a rectangular shape. I rolled my tea light candle on the clay to make sure it was the right length.
Next, cut your straw into thin pieces. Note, you will want to cut them the depth of your rolled clay. Then, press the straw pieces into your clay in a random pattern along the upper section of your clay. Lastly, use your sharp item to wiggle and pull out the clay from inside the cut out straws. If the straw pieces come out during this process, it’s fine – simply push them back into the clay.
To connect the flat rectangle clay together, use simple clay working techniques. I put mine together, added a little water with a paint brush and then using my sharp item, did some simple hatch lines across to blend the clay sides together. After the clay dries, it holds together perfectly.
After my clay dried, I popped in a tea light candle and they were ready for my festive table top!
I love the addition of the colored straws as pops of color to these candles, but it could easily be painted if you don’t have any straws on hand.
How do you celebrate the Fourth of July in your house?
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