I looked around my house and I have no doubt it was God's grace that led me to assemble these few things (because I am not sure that I am capable of coming up with such things on my own.)
I took the glass jars over to the sink along with the food coloring and proceeded to fill each jar to the rim with water. I then added to each jar two to three drops of food coloring. The exception to this was adding three drops of blue and two drops of red to in the largest jar to make the water purple. After adding the food coloring I used a spoon to stir each jar of water to evenly distribute the food coloring. I made sure the outside of each jar was dry and placed the basket in the center of my table and sat each jar inside of it.
Each tea light candle was removed from it's metal holder and gently placed on the water in each jar. (be careful to place these candles gently in the water, if water gets on top of the candle near the wick, it won't stay lit) Next, I took the dry rose petals and pulled them each apart and filled the empty spaces around each of the jars inside the basket with them.
Easy peasy...took little to no time at all, my four year old daughter was even able to help. She was excited. We placed a checkered table cloth under the basket, lit the candles and served picnic fare like hot dogs, deviled eggs, baked beans, and mac n cheese for an intentional family dinner.
I hope you enjoyed my attempt at a tutorial on an simple yet effective way to bring sparkle and beauty to your home. You can do something like this with almost anything. You could experiment with drinking glasses in place of the jars, or maybe make a smaller version with just two candles. Maybe you want to decorate your jars with ribbon and glitter. The point is to have fun and make it your own!
How did you add beauty and sparkle to your home this week?
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