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Kwanzaa Candleholders

December 26th marks the beginning of Kwanzaa. Celebrate by having the kids recycle baby food jars into beautiful candle holders.


1 Yard Kente Cloth

Liquid Starch
7 Large Baby Food Jars
3 Red Candle, 3 Green Candles, 1 Black Candle
Wax Paper


Cut 7 14" circles of fabric. Pour Linnet Liquid Starch into a bowl and submerge a circle of fabric in starch until it is saturated.

Squeeze out excess liquid. Smooth fabric face down over wax paper. Center baby food jar on fabric. Pull fabric ends up and tuck into the top of the jar adjusting pleats. Repeat for rest of the jars. Let dry over night, turning upside down half way through drying time. Secure candles with melted wax in the bottom of each jar.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of Terri Bose of MakingFriends.com.

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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