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It's an Emerald Creek Christmas

What is Christmas without candles!

Altered Pages Collage Christmas Bottle Caps
Altered Pages Collage Ivory Angels
Empty Jars with flat surface
Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder
Twine or ribbon
Small Pinecones
Adhesive Tacky Glue

Use jars with a flat surface! Swipe VersaMark around the bottom edges of the jar and sprinkle with  Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder, set with heat tool. 

CAUTION!!! Be careful using the heat tool the glass will get HOT!

Repeat with VersaMark around additional edges of the jar and sprinkle with  Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder, set with heat tool. 

Punch the Altered Pages Collage Christmas Bottle Caps images and adhere with Adhesive - Tacky Glue.

Fussy cut the four angels Altered Pages Collage Ivory Angels adhere with Adhesive - Tacky Glue.

Stickles add a bit of sparkle to the images on the candle holder!
Tie ribbon or jute around the top of the jar. Add small pinecones or bells …
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