Homemade Christmas Gift ~ Photo Votive Holders

As I mentioned in an earlier post, a few friends and I are gathering weekly and trying to complete Christmas gift projects. This week, I worked on something that I ended up liking a lot! It was super easy to do, inexpensive and personal. I made a photo votive holder.

Here’s all I did. I bought a medium clear votive holder at the Dollar General ($1.00). I then printed out a picture on a sheet of Vellum paper. ($3.89 for 15 sheets). I cut the photo to size height-wise. I then sprayed the votive holder with spray adhesive and wrapped the photo around the votive holder, pressing  as I wrapped. Cut off the excess and make sure the ends are sealed. And there you have it! I’m using a battery operated candle flame inside (3 for $1.00 at the Dollar Tree). It looks great nestled in a basket of pine cones or standing alone. I will definitely be making more of these!

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About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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8 Responses to Homemade Christmas Gift ~ Photo Votive Holders

  1. Wow, thanks for the idea! Great gift.

  2. earl says:

    Thanks for the post….I enjoy it!

  3. April Weber says:

    Thanks for a fresh idea for homemade gifts that does not involve food!

  4. amber says:

    What size photo did you print for this project? 5×7 etc?

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