Friday, June 28, 2013

Crafting with my kids: RCMP Luminaries for Canada Day


We celebrated the last day of school yesterday and on Monday we will be celebrating Canada’s 146th birthday. We haven’t had the opportunity to  work on many Canada Day crafting projects as we have been spending most of our time outdoors at the public pool.  A couple of weeks ago on a rainy afternoon, we worked on this easy recycled craft.

I found some napkins with retro images of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (spotted at the Drake pop up store).   The girls glued the napkin to the jar with a couple of applications of Modge Podge.



The jars can hold supplies for our barbeque (cutlery or sparklers) or as below they can be lit with a candle.


For those of you celebrating Canada Day on Monday, Happy Canada Day and best wishes to my American neighbours  preparing for upcoming Independence Day celebrations.



  1. Love the luminaries! what a wonderful idea and perfect for your Canada day! have fun celebrating! we will definitely kicking up our heels for our 4th of july as well. hoping we both get perfect weather for our holidays!

  2. Happy Canada Day KJ!!
    The luminaries have turned out great! I love the last collage!

  3. Very cute idea! I got some Mason Jars lying around the house! Happy Canada Day! We're celebrating 4th of July with a bang, because it also happens to be our little puppy's one year old Birthday bash!

  4. Happy Canada day! Enjoy a day off work and time spent with your family.

  5. Your luminaries are fabulous. They look so vintage. Happy Canada day!! We won't be back home yet from our road trip for the 4th, but I'm sure we'll find something to do in Iowa to celebrate!

  6. Happy Canada Day. Love your craft. My daughter bought the horse ones from The Drake. I knew there was something we could do with them. Thanks for the great idea!

    1. What a coincidence! they are such great images!

  7. This is such a great idea, glad my mom saw this to! We definitely need to try this. It turned out beautifully.

  8. Love the napkins - great way to repurpose them. Everything about them makes me smile!!


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