Last year when I prepared for my Panhandle Trail exhibit I really wanted to try out my idea for votives made from recycled pickle and condiment jars. The first idea was to handpaint them with designs using alcohol inks, but I knew I wanted a print of my image on there. I did not attempt them for last year’s show but waited until my holiday open house. I discovered clear vinyl labels and designed the “Dusk in the Woods” and many others, and the following spring handpainted the one I’d first visualized, using that wonderful oval jar and covering it with woodland sunflowers.
Then came all the other wildflowers and butterflies too, and I was stocked up for this year’s event, also planning other gift items to coordinate as sets for your home.
Nearly all votives are made from upcycled non-recyclable jars from pickled items, sauces and more. I etch the inside or outside on most of them, then print my artwork on a clear vinyl label and burnish it onto the flag area of the jar, embellishing the rest of the jar with alcohol inks in solids or patterns. All votives come with LED tea lights; theycan be used with regular candles but the label area can’t be soaked in water to clean them.
Here’s a gallery of some of the designs.
Best of all, you get a discount when you purchase two!
Maybe you want a set or it’s hard to choose just one, this special discount applies all the time on all designs of votives, nature and cats: buy two votives for $25.00, use the discount code 2VOTIVES25. You get a $5.00 discount when you buy two. All tax, shipping and handling are included in that price. Buy one for yourself and one for a friend!
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