You’ve seen this biscuit jar filled with lemons used many times before, usually as a pillar candle holder.
The lid was broken years ago by a child who was prone to such things. (But, all forgiven of course.)
With Halloween quickly approaching, a transformation was in store for this biscuit jar. It involves an old lace-adorned black half slip. (You know I’m not normally one to air old laundry, but this slip had to come out in public for Halloween preparations.)
What else do you do with an old black slip? I can’t exactly cover a pillow because it wouldn’t fit my decor.
To wrap a biscuit jar (or candle holder), flip the slip wrong-side-out. Draw the sides together in the back and pin in place. Stretch the slip just a tish for a snug fit.
Remove the slip and lay it out flat in a fold. Measure the pin line from the fold and continue the pin line all the way to the waste band.
Pin a spot on the slip one to two inches above the jar rim and remove the slip. Lay it out flat and trim a half an inch on the outside of the stitch line. Then cut the slip at your pin line – all the way across.
Fold it just at the rim all the way around.
Your new pillar candle holder needs a few companions, so grab some glass votive cups from your storage drawer (or cabinet). Collect anything in black lace you have in your house (mine is the table-cloth for tomorrow’s tablescape post), and cut pieces to size.
They should be tall enough to mostly cover your cups and wide enough to wrap around and overlap a half-inch.
Brush the first cup with a mixture of half school glue and half water (home-made Mod Podge on the cheap). Cover the outside to a half-inch from the top – and none on the bottom or the rim.
Wrap the lace around the cup carefully, dabbing another glob of glue at the overlap.
Place the jar upside-down and let dry overnight. Repeat for all cups.
Return the next morning, and Voila! All done.
That’s the only sneak peek you get. For tomorrow will be here soon enough – and then you’ll see all the net!
What projects are you preparing this week for Halloween?