This project is really simple and affordable. You can recycle or upcycle a used milk jug into a fun craft to decorate your home and also have a special gift to give away.
You will need:
- Empty clean milk jug
- Pencil or pen
- hot glue or super glue
- Paint of your choice. (we used Thin Stix tempera paints. See info below to enter our Giveaway!)
Cut out random size flower petal shapes from milk jug.
We cut about 7 small, 10 medium, and 8 large. Cut as many as you desire.
Paint the petals in the color (s) of your choice. Let the petals dry. If you desire a white flower, then leave the petals unpainted. The painted petals will give off a lovely reflection of light. The unpainted flower will glow with a beautiful soft light allowing you to almost see through the layers of the flower. It is up to you if you desire to paint them or leave them unpainted.
Glue the base of the petals together.
We found it easiest to start with the larger petals and then glue on the medium and we glued the small petals on last. Then place a dot of glue to attach the base of the candle to the flower.
If you want to use a candle version without a flame, then instead of using real candles, use battery operated candles. They look just like the real thing but are safer because there is an LED light instead of an open flame. You can find these at most big box retail stores and online. You can even find inexpensive ones at the Dollar Store for $1. The Dollar Store also carries the tea candles in packs of 8 for $1. These flower candles are not expensive to make, especially if you can make 8 of them with real candles for only $1.
Whether you choose to use a regular candle or a battery operated candle, either way they will look beautiful and be something homemade with a personal touch. They also help the environment by recycling or repurposing milk jugs that otherwise would have been thrown into the land fill. These lovely flower candles will become a special gift to give to loved ones and friends.
Be sure to ENTER the GIVEAWAY for a set of THIN STIX !