Second craft of the second Christmas Craft Day on Gazette665 in 2016!
Though it’s not a project mentioned in “The Christmas Sermon”, this “old-timey” decoration could’ve been created during the Civil War era. Candles or oil lamps were still a main lighting source, though city/town homes often had gas lighting.
A medium size glass jar (remove the label, if there is one)
Decorative cutting scissors (optional)
Small star stencil (or cookie cutter)
Red and green pens (I used permanent markers)
Measure the height of the flat part of the jar. Measure, estimate or wrap the paper around the jar to figure out the circumference. Use the ruler to measure a rectangle that will cover the jar. Cut the paper. (You can use the decorative cutting scissors to trim the edge, if you like.)
Apply glue to the rest of the paper and roll it onto the jar. Press and smooth. Let it dry.
Place a tealight candle in the jar and light the candle when ready. (Always be careful of fires, says the authoress – who is also a fireman’s daughter!)
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