Candles illuminate a room best from overhead.  To reduce the risk of fire and to protect the flame from wind I put the candle in a jar.  A wire handle holds the jar.  A heavier wire is bent to hold the candle.    

The candle is lit outside of the jar and is then lowered into place.  

Step 1: The Candle Holding Wire

One piece of fairly stiff wire is bent to hold the candle and suspend it from the lip of the jar.  I start bending at the end that holds the candle, and do the end that hooks on the jar last, to adjust the height of the candle off the bottom of the jar.  

It is bent in such a way that three parallel sections of the wire dig channels into the candle when it is pressed in place.  That holds the candle firmly.  

I bend the hook at top a little tight to grab the jar lip securely, instead of letting the candle dangle loosely.  The object is to hold the candle in the center of the jar and not let it flop against the jar wall.  
This is so cool. I love this. Especially since <a href="http://www.everythingstore.biz/default.asp?dept_id=45230" rel="nofollow">hanging candle lanterns</a> can be so expensive to buy sometimes.
Lovely.. <br>Thanks for sharing!
Injustice did a redneck handle holder. Put sand in a Mason jar and stickthe candle in Yours is nicer
These look so professional I could easily see them in a boutique-y type store. Now I know what I will be doing with all the old blue canning jars I have collected.
The colored jars should make great lights.
This is very cool, I'd love to see these glowing at night!
Got to make them first! Go for it!
Looks like every earthquake kit ought to have wire. <br>And Jars! Not to mention candles... <br>
Throw in a box of matches and I&quot;ll take it!

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