These backlit Santa Claus stamps make great candle holders!

Santa Comin’ Down the Chimney and Santa ‘n’ Reindeer by Nature’s Blessings Fine Art Stamps make a great pair, because they are a similar style of drawing, and are both show Santa in silhouette, lit from behind. I love each of them and have used them as my main Christmas card images before. But given their backlit design, I figured they would both look great as candle holders, and they do!

These are a quick project to make if you just want a temporary decoration. Start by finding a couple of canning jars or other glass candle holders. I’m using antique Ball Mason jars. They have just a touch of blue tint, and you can see the bubbles and other imperfections in the old glass shine through when a candle is placed inside.

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Next, stamp each image on vellum paper with a non-smearing / non-bleeding ink like StazOn. When the ink dries, trim both images to the same size, and to fit your glass holder. Then for a temporary decoration, simply tape the image to the glass in the back, and tie on a pretty bow. Wouldn’t they look lovely sitting on a shelf or your fireplace mantle?


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