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Make and Take: Snowy Candle Jars

Thursday, December 2 — 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Every dark winter day needs a bright, snowy sparkle, especially one that won’t melt!

December 2, 2021

When
Thursday, December 2
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED.

Every dark winter day needs a bright, snowy sparkle, especially one that won’t melt!

There are a limited number of seats; once seats are filled, you may join the waiting list. If you’re on the waiting list or prefer to craft at home, you may also place a hold on a take-home kit.

Cancellation policy: We purchase supplies for Make & Take programs, and they almost always have a waiting list. If you need to cancel your registration, you must notify us prior to noon on the day of the event. Failure to do so will result in a $5 charge.

Included in Kit

  • Glass Jar (1)
  • LED Votive Candle (1)
  • Jute Twine
  • Mod Podge
  • Pinecones (3)
  • Epsom Salts
  • Kosher Salt

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Small bunches of leaves or a small evergreen branch (cedar, cypress, pine, etc) and/or some seasonal berries
  • Scissors
  • Medium and small paintbrush

Choose from an in-person event or take-home kit.

In-Person Event

Want to attend in-person? Sign up here!

Registration is required.

There are a limited number of seats; once seats are filled, you may join the waiting list. If you’re on the waiting list and want to make sure you get a kit, you may also place a hold on a take-home kit.

Register for In-Person Event

 

Take-Home Kit

Prefer to make the craft at home? Reserve your kit here!

If you have registered for the in-person event, you DO NOT need a take-home kit. If you are on the waiting list want to make sure you get a kit, you may place a hold on a take-home kit.

Supplies are limited, so place your hold as soon as possible. Once all of the kits are reserved, there will be a waiting list. If a kit is not picked up after 5 days, it will go to the next person on the list.

Once you’ve placed a hold, kits will be available for pickup Friday, December 3.

Register for Take-Home Kit

 

Instructions

Step 1

Gather some greenery. You can use only the included pinecones, collect fresh greenery from your yard or neighborhood, or use artificial greenery.

Step 2

Cut approximately 10” of twine (this will be used to bundle your greenery/pinecones later). Wrap remaining twine several times around the mouth of your jar and tie in a knot, leaving loose ends of about 2-3.”

Step 3

Working quickly, use a medium sized brush to apply a generous layer of Mod Podge around the top of the jar and over the twine, leaving the ends clear. Immediately sprinkle the kosher salt onto the Mod Podge, covering all wet areas.

Step 4

Using the twine you set aside, make a bundle of your gathered greenery, berries, and/or pinecones. You can work the twine in between the layers of the pinecone leaves to secure it to your bundle.

Step 5

Decorate your greenery bundle with “snow.” Using a small brush, apply some Mod Podge to the tops of your greenery bundle (imagine how it would like with a dusting of snow), and sprinkle on the Epsom Salts. We’re using Epsom salts instead of kosher salt because kosher salt may dry out or discolor your natural items. If you use artificial greenery, you can use either one. ALTERNATE: Use white paint instead of Mod Podge and salts.

Step 6

Tie your greenery bundle to the jar using the twine, knot and trim excess ends.

Step 7

Add remaining salts to the inside of your jar. Using tongs, add your candle and enjoy!

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Take & Make crafts are available while supplies last. Check out the Make & Take Crafts page for a complete list of what’s available!

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