Weekend DIY!


Here's a quick DIY idea that you can use for either nesting your cute house, or use as centerpieces at your reception! Either way, these bookpage jars look so charming with a candle in them at night. They're easy to make, and I can almost guarantee you already have everything to make them. (And if the thought of tearing up old books makes you cringe / cry, try using photos! You can always find digital downloads in my shop - they're easy to use! Just print them off on your home computer on paper or vellum, wait for the ink to dry, and get started!)


  • old bookpages, drawings, maps, woodgrain contact paper, anything paper!
  • mod-podge & a brush
  • jars (make sure you can fit a candle inside them first) or hurricane glass

Step 1 - Rinse out your jars and remove labels. A good way to get labels off is to first fill the jars with hot water, let them soak a few minutes, and while the hot water is in the jar, just peel the label off. Brilliant. (Thanks, mom)


Step 2 - Pick out your pages and glue them with mod-podge onto the jars.


Step 3 - Let your jars dry on wax paper for a few hours.


Step 4 - Do extra decorating if you like - tie ribbon or string around for a little more color!

Step 5 - Put candles in and you're done. Put them around your house, or set them aside in a box for your reception!


Anyone else have any other DIY centerpiece ideas? Share here!

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