Geometric Votive DIY

DIY GEOMETRIC VOTIVE PROJECTIn the spirit of spring cleaning we've been making lots of home decor projects with things we already have laying around. My (sweet) husband has (politely) requested that I stop buying and bringing more and more new things into our home. Instead I'm getting focused minimizing by using what I have to make something new. This, along with a good purge/donation day, is making spring feel so fresh! Here's a fun project you can do on any skill level to transform two mason jars into pretty glowing votives for your home… 

DIY GEOMETRIC VOTIVE PROJECT 21. Supplies: Mason jars, magazines, tissue paper, scissors, mod podge. 2. Cut triangles out of tissue paper and magazine pages. 3. Apply a layer of mod podge and begin attaching the triangles. 4. Apply triangles to the entire jar, creating a pretty pattern! After your collage is completely dry, seal the outside of the paper pieces with an extra layer of mod podge. 

DIY GEOMETRIC VOTIVE PROJECT 3Now just add tea lights or a bouquet of wild flowers for a pretty centerpiece for your home! Hope your Sunday is swell… elsie 

  • Please put more “use things you already have” crafts like this! I love the simple ones that make a lot of impact.


  • love this..i have the perfect floral fabric scraps in mind!

  • LOVE the idea of leaving a few empty triangle spaces for light. Thanks for the suggestion, Natasha.

  • This is really sweet! Mason jars have such endless possibilities! 🙂

  • geometrics are totally the way to my heart. love!

  • You could alternate patches and clear triangles so that the light would shimmer through.


  • This simple DIY is right up my alley. I have some old salsa jars that I have been saving up (ie. hoarding) for a good project and I think this would be perfect. An apartment is always cozier with candles 🙂

  • super cute! luke has asked the same of me so i’m working on it haha!

  • So gorgeous! Your idea base never runs dry 🙂

  • This is so pretty. I’m completely obsessed with geometric shapes!

  • I’ve been re-purposing a lot items around my house too. I am trying to prevent the (polite) request to stop bringing more stuff into the house. It’s cheaper to make the old into new anyway. These votives are cute. You continue to inspire me. Thanks.

  • I love tea light holders, love the idea of recycling magazines and papers.


  • Oh and “My (sweet) husband has (politely) requested that I stop buying and bringing more and more new things into our home.” !! hahaha so funny and cute 🙂


  • So pretty and simple! I love mason jars and will definitely be making these for my apartment in the fall! Yay!

  • What a great idea! I just did this with a votive glass and excerpts from a book. Super fun and cute!

  • this is a great idea and I love your using things you already have laying around 😉

  • You always create little miracles out of simple things. Love your blog!

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