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Easy Colored Rice Patriotic Candle Jars

These inexpensive and easy Patriotic candle jars are made using colored rice or dyed rice.   Most everything we used we gathered around the house or bought at the Dollar store.
 
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The summer months are filled with patriotic holidays,  starting with Memorial Day our red, white and blue decorations begin.  We add more decorations for Flag Day (June 14th) and then, of course, all the festive decorations appear for the 4th of July.

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We are a very patriotic family, so proud of being an American and we live it every day but on our Nation’s holidays, we really go all out.  (can you hear me humming the Star-Spangled Banner?)

I wanted something new for this patriotic season but didn’t wish to buy anything else.  I have seen instructions on how to make colored rice on Pinterest and thought I would give it a go and make a few decorative candle jars.
 

 

How to Make Colored Rice or Dyed Rice Candle Jars:

Scroll to the bottom for a printable instructions

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Supplies needed:

 

Instructions:

Pour 1 cup of rice into each of the 2 ziplock freezer baggie (1 cup in each baggy).
Add blue food coloring to one, close the ziplock and mix it by massaging the rice through the baggie until the desired shade was reached.  Keep adding a few drops food coloring each time until it gets to the desired shade.
Repeat this same step with the red color and the other baggie.  A deep red color may take more food coloring than blue.
  
How to make dyed rice, patriotic candle jars

 

Start with the red rice, pour 1/3 cup of the red colored rice into the vase and level it out. Add the undyed white rice and top with the blue colored rice.  Add a votive or tea candle on top.   

*Tip:Using the ziplock baggies makes absolutely no mess and no cleanup, just throw them away.
 

And this project was so inexpensive.  We had rice and food dye on hand and we only had to purchase the stemless wine glasses.
 

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Print Recipe
5 from 14 votes

Red White and Blue Patriotic Colored Rice Candle Holders

These inexpensive and easy Patriotic candle jars are made using colored rice or dyed rice. Most everything we used we gathered around the house
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 3 candles
Author: Evelyn
Cost: $10

Instructions

  • Pour 1 cup of rice into each of the 2 ziplock freezer baggie (1 cup in each baggy).
  • Add blue food coloring to one, close the ziplock and mix it by massaging the rice through the baggie until the desired shade was reached. Keep adding a few drops of food coloring each time until it gets to the desired shade.
  • Repeat this same step with the red color and the other baggie. A deep red color may take more food coloring than blue.
  • Start with the red rice, pour 1/3 cup of the red colored rice into the vase and level it out. Add the undyed white rice and top with the blue colored rice.
  • Add a votive or tea candle on top.

Notes

Using the baggies makes absolutely no mess and no cleanup, just throw them away.

 

Recipe Rating




Cynthia

Sunday 2nd of June 2013

What a great craft! Something every member of our family could enjoy making!

Kayla

Sunday 2nd of June 2013

I adore this craft, so adorable!

Theresa

Thursday 30th of May 2013

Wow, love how easy that was. & when I saw it linked up never knew it was rice. Easy way to make your votive look festive! Hope all is well, Theresa

Jessica @ The Wondering Brain

Thursday 30th of May 2013

Wow! That came out pretty cool! And all the color was food coloring and rice? Neat! Thanks a bunch for sharing this with us

Diane | An Extraordinary Day

Monday 27th of May 2013

How fun is this?!! Just think of all the ways to add a dash of color to a tablescape with the colored rice. Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!! Happy Memorial Day!