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.
How to make jam jar candle holders
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.
Start by thinning your glue with a little water, mixing it all together with your paintbrush.
Then paint this mix over the outside of your jam jar.
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.
Once the glue is completely dry pop your tealight inside and sit back and enjoy the warm glow.
For more candle holder craft ideas try our salt dough candle holder