Jam jar candle holder craft

We are fighting back against the darkness brought with the clock change and making jam jar candle holders to light up our home.How to make beautiful jam jar candle holders

How to make jam jar candle holders

As soon as the clocks go back it’s like someone threw the light switch and the afterschool atmosphere changes. Instead of lamenting the lack of light we are making our own, transforming jam jars into beautiful candle holders to create a cosy glow in the kitchen as we play and eat dinner.

You will need: clean jam jars, PVA glue, water, a paint brush and some embellishments – we used sequins but autumn leaves or tissue paper are great alternatives

This is a good upcycling craft using old jam jars and we like to use ones with a wide neck, so it’s easier to place the tealights inside and light them.

jam jar candle holder craft
Start by thinning your glue with a little water,  mixing it all together with your paintbrush.
jam jar candle holder craft
Then paint this mix over the outside of your jam jar.
jam jar candle holder craft
Add your embellishments and paint an extra layer of the watered down glue on top to hold everything in place, and provide a protective finish.
jam jar candle holder craft
Once the glue is completely dry pop your tealight inside and sit back and enjoy the warm glow.
jam jar candle holder craft
For more candle holder craft ideas try our salt dough candle holder

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