st pattys day decor rainbow tea light holders

St. Patty’s Day Decor- Rainbow Tea Light Holders

I was dying rice for my apothecary jars when I thought this could be cute if I did all of the colors and made a rainbow for St. Patrick’s Day! 
So that is what I did, I didn’t have 6 vases (from the dollar tree), only 3 so I put two colors in each one. 
To color the rice you need:
  • Rice
  • Food coloring
  • Plastic food storage bags
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First I put the same amount of rice in each bag- I used a measuring scoop and based it on how half of how high I wanted the rice to go in the vase. 
Then I put some food coloring in each bag and smooshed it around until all the rice was coated.
Then I put it in the vase, I put the first color in and then put the vase on an angle so the rice would be also and added the second color so they look was a little more vertical than horizontal. 
Then on the mantle they went with little tea lights on top! I was so happy to find them because they are plastic and I have a strict NO GLASS on the mantle rule! (Because if it got knocked down and broke on the floor it would be a pain in the….. because of all the little feet running around!)

Now to finish the rest of the mantle before this holiday passes me by!

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2 Responses to St. Patty’s Day Decor- Rainbow Tea Light Holders

  1. Mom2fur March 7, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    I never thought of coloring rice as a ‘filler.’ That’s a really cool idea!

  2. Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State March 8, 2011 at 12:16 am #

    Hey, that is a great idea! It turned out really cute!