I love summer birthdays. Why? Because my birthday is in August, of course! It was not long ago that I hated having a summer birthday. Growing up, my birthday either occurred when school was out of session, which meant my friends weren’t around to celebrate, or worse off, it was during the first week of school and everyone totally forgot my birthday (except for my best friend since 3rd grade). I know…what a tough life I lived.
Fortunately, things turned around as I got older. A trip to Vegas, sure! My husband throwing me a surprise party, awesome! Learning that I can buy myself a birthday present, oh yeah! But it’s not always about gifts and lavish celebrations. My favorite part about birthdays now is spending time with my loved ones and getting crafty with the gifts I can’t wait to give my friends. Somehow, that’s more meaningful.
So to kick off a month full of summer birthdays, here’s a little DIY from my friend Brooke on how to make a Sprinkles Votive Holder. It’s perfect for candles, flowers or maybe even a few little treats. Your friends will love it, and if you want, you can make one for yourself too. It could even be a fun party craft.
Sprinkles Votive Holder
Sprinkles or Jimmies
Glass votive holder
Gloss Mod Podge
Pour sprinkles on plate.
Brush Mod Podge onto 1 side of votive holder.
Gently place wet side face down in sprinkles.
Use your fingers to add extra sprinkles where needed.
Continue for remaining sides.
Gently apply a top layer of Mod Podge to seal sprinkles.
Add extra shine by applying a coat of Acrylic Gloss Medium & Varnish.
Let us know if you give this a try. We’d love to hear and see how it went.