Since I wasn't sure about the flammability of Modge Podge, and I didn't want it to be overkill, I opted to merely trim the candle jars. I used quart jars for the tinted flower jars, and pint jars for the candles to give variety in height. I trimmed them with lace, raw edged fabric, ribbon, jute twine and leftover patterned paper from the picture frames. And I googled how long tea lights burn for, and I am happy to say they burn for an average of four hours. That was helpful, since tea lights are so much cheaper than votives! (You can get 100 for $3.99 at IKEA or 50 for $2.25 at Walmart.) Our open house was two hours, and we had not a single tea light burn out.
Next up: picture frames!
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