Jun 262017

We host a big cookout every year on the 4th of July.  I am always on the hunt for cute decorations or things to make them.  I was at my local dollar store recently and picked up some supplies to make some fun patriotic decorations. One of the things I made out of the things I bought was a Patriotic Votive Holder. People usually stay well into the night and I thought the votive holders would be super cute out on my deck for after the sun goes down.

This Patriotic Votive Holder only requires a few supplies and you can have it finished in just a few minutes. Plus, it’s adorable!

Dollar Store DIY: Patriotic Votive Holder

Here’s what you need:

  • Mason jar
  • Crafting raffia
  • BATTERY operated votive
  • Patriotic ribbon

Here’s what you do:
1. Begin by filling the mason jar ¼ full of crafting raffia. We found this as well as the other supplies we used for this project at our local dollar store.
2. Place the battery operated votive in the jar. ONLY USE A BATTERY OPERATED VOTIVE as a regular votive is a fire hazard with the raffia.

3. Tie a length of patriotic ribbon around the mouth of the jar. Tie into a bow.

4. Your patriotic votive holder is now ready to be displayed.

The fun thing about this easy craft is that you can really make these for any occasion depending on which ribbon you choose. If you are having a cookout for July 4th like I am, your dollar store might have different varieties of ribbon, so you can make all different ones.

What do you think?  Not bad for only spending a few dollars on supplies, right?

red white and blue mason jar candle holder for your Patriotic Celebrations.

I am really happy with my Patriotic Votive Holder and plan on making a few more over the next few weeks so that I have enough for all of the tables on my deck.

  68 Responses to “Dollar Store DIY: Patriotic Votive Holder”

  1. This idea is crazy adorable! I I can’t get enough of Dollarama here in Canada as it saves me so much money!

  2. That is super cute! I love crafts like this that add some whimsy without killing my wallet.

  3. That is very cute! You always come up with some fun ideas that don’t cost a lot and I love it. I do a lot of the crafts that you have and I’m pretty sure I’m going to do this one.

  4. I love dollar store. One of my favorite stores in town.

  5. Robin, this is such a great idea! I love doing fun projects for the holidays- and I know the kids can help out, too!

  6. It is amazing the things you can find in the dollar store, I love how create you have been with this!

  7. I really need to get some of those lights. These jars are so pretty.

  8. These are so cute and festive! It would look fantastic on a mantle!

  9. That is such a clever idea. I love easy ideas like this.

  10. This is a great and simply DIY idea! I love how affordable it is too.

  11. This is so cute. I love the battery operated little light on top of the raffia. I also like that you made sure to say no real fire as some people do not think of that for some reason. I am sure your guests will just love the decorations.

  12. I love dollar store crafts! This one is adorable. Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

  13. I love this craft and that it came from dollar store! This one is adorable. Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

  14. These will be perfect for my 4th of July BBQ. I love to shop at the Dollar Store. I will have to grab the supplies I need this weekend.

  15. This is such a simple and cool idea for the 4th of July. I will have to make a few for my table.

  16. These would make cute centerpieces for the kids. I love how easy and cheap they are to put together.

  17. This is such a cute DIY! I’m going to ask my kid to help me do a few for July 1st celebration. Would look nice on the patio table.

  18. You can get so much at the dollar store. These holders are a great way to add to your 4th of July decor.

  19. Very cute DIY project

  20. I am all about making crafts with supplies from the dollar store. Your votive holder is super cute and easy!

  21. This would be great to set on the backyard tables for our 4th of July party. I think I have some jars lying around too!

  22. Such a simple and adorable idea. I love how festive it is!

  23. This is a cute patriotic DIY craft! I also love that it is inexpensive. I think the patriotic voitve holders would be great for decorating for a 4th of July BBQ!

  24. What an awesome craft!! I just love a fun DIY!

  25. This is really clever and very cute! I have to say I can’t step foot into a dollar store without buying way too many things though!! They always get me!

  26. You can always find so much cute stuff at the Dollar Store! Your votives are such a great decoration for parties on the 4th.

  27. What a cute idea! A great addition to our 4th of July set up. 😀

  28. This is so perfect! I did something similar for Christmas and never even thought to do it for other holidays! Love!

  29. I love going to the dollar store to pick up items for fun projects! I hope you have a fabulous 4th of July!

  30. These turned out really cute. I really like the touch of raffia in the bottom, and the colored led votive.

  31. Aren’t those super cute? I could make a ton of these and have pretty sparkling lights all over our back yard, and they’d be safe, too!

  32. What a fun DIY! This is so cute and easy to make!

  33. this is such a crazy cool idea. going to the dollar store and picking stuff up is so much fun. you can always find so many awesome stuff.

  34. What a cool idea, I like your idea. Its amazing what you can find in the dollar store, we have a pound shop in the UK!!

  35. I see a lot of patriotic decor on the net and this one is the coolest and very affordable decor I have ever came across. I would like to copy this and make it for my deck on this coming 4th of July.

  36. This is a really pretty decoration idea. The light looks really cute with the ribbon and the raffia was a nice touch!

  37. You are so great at taking a simple mason jar and making it into a creative festive light for the holiday. I don’t host a lot of parties but this is a good idea that can be adjusted to many different occasions

  38. This is the cutest diy. Plus its super easy. Definitely a must for the 4th.

  39. This is my kind of DIY project. Very simple and very cute. Thanks for sharing your idea. The Dollar store is the best!

  40. I love how easy this is to make. Perfect for the patio tables during the 4th of July party we’re having!

  41. Dollar store is a great place to buy some stuff! I’ve seen lots of 4th of July craft ideas and this is my favorite.. Love the simplicity!

  42. The Dollar Store is the best place to find goodies to make a fun and affordable DIY. These candle votives are really great for the upcoming 4th of July celebration.

  43. Many thanks for this DIY tutorial! The votive holder with the candle light looks so nice <3

  44. Looks like a cool DIY candle. Can picture this perfectly for a garden barbecue 🙂

  45. Such a cute and easy DIY. This would be great for out back in the evening during our Canada Day celebrations this weekend but with red and white 🙂

  46. I love candles and this patriotic votive holder is the perfect decor for the 4th of July. Love it, will have to make it seems easy enough and super cute!

  47. I love making anything with mason jars. This is perfect for your outdoor table! Maybe even with a citronella votive in it!

  48. What a cool DIY! And it definitely seems like something I’d be able to do. It’s just in time for BBQ weekend as well!

  49. I love this idea and the multi-coloured candles can be great for adding a bit more of a patriotic flair too!

  50. I’m not the biggest crafter, mostly because I always feel like it’s going to take too much time or cost too much. I love the idea of finding affordable goodies at the Dollar Store to make cute holiday themed crafts.

  51. That’s really a cute and safer way to have the look of a candle. I’ll have to make some of these for my back deck where we sit out watching the kids play and to have coffee, during the evenings when it’s not too hot to be out. I hope I can find that exact ribbon.

  52. Those really look good! You can really do a lot of great decorating by shopping at the dollar store if you are more crafty inclined.

  53. Perfect for the holiday, and easy. I like cute and easy when it comes to crafts!

  54. These are my favorite types of DIY, simple, fun, and cheap! My kiddos will love this and they will look so great for the fourth!

  55. What a cute idea and so perfect for the fourth! I love crafty little projects like this that don’t cost much but turn out just darling. Well done!

  56. They look great and it seems so simple to make them 🙂

  57. Awesome! I was looking for cute votive ideas for style my dining table! This is cute and inexpensive!

  58. What a creative way to celebrate the 4th of July. I would love it as a decor inside my room. Maybe a dim light while I am asleep.

  59. Dollar store crafts are so much fun! My kids love them and I love them cause they are cheap!

  60. Omg how cute is this candle?!?? And so simple to make! I must make one.

  61. This is a super cute and easy craft idea! Love that you got all this from the dollar store!

  62. I really love your Patriotic Votive holder! I was at the dollar store the other day and couldn’t believe all the great things they have. I picked home some 4th of July supplies to decorating my house.

  63. What a great and easy project! My daughters love to decorate for the holidays and the dollar store is our favorite place to find supplies.

  64. Love me some dollar store. There are so many fantastic finds there…awesome!

  65. Those look great and so easy to make! Thanks for the great tip!!

  66. I love quick and easy DIY’s especially when the materials don’t cost much. Loved your votive holder 🙂

  67. Your votive holder is so cute. It would look nice on the front porch or on the patio on the evening of the 4th. And it did not even cost much! Thanks for the idea.

  68. Such a simple craft! I’m sure these are great for putting in the window.