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Hanging Candle Holder

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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.  
 
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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.  

Step 2: Hanging the Jar

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Twist an eye in the wire first, that will be used in making the handle.  See the diagram.   The section of the wire that holds the jar wraps around the jar mouth once, and twists with itself on the far side from the eye.    You can wrap it around twice, if you feel doing so is more secure.   Run the free end through the eye to complete the handle.  
londobali1 year ago
Lovely..
Thanks for sharing!
Wilmette1 year ago
Injustice did a redneck handle holder. Put sand in a Mason jar and stickthe candle in Yours is nicer
Ninzerbean2 years ago
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.
Thinkenstein (author)  Ninzerbean2 years ago
The colored jars should make great lights.
poofrabbit2 years ago
This is very cool, I'd love to see these glowing at night!
Thinkenstein (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Got to make them first! Go for it!
Frish2 years ago
Looks like every earthquake kit ought to have wire.
And Jars! Not to mention candles...
Thinkenstein (author)  Frish2 years ago
Throw in a box of matches and I"ll take it!