Introduction: Vintage Style Lace Jam Jar Candle Holders

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I am getting married in a few weeks and we are having a vintage / village fair type theme.

My fiance wanted some candles around the place, so this is what we came up with...

Date Made: May 2013
Approx Cost: £10 for 20
Approx Time: 2 hours for 20
Difficulty: Easy

Step 1: Things You Need

Materials you need are:

*jam jars - collect any used jars, the odd shaped ones turn out a lot more interesting
*wire - I used 0.9mm thick
*lace - various sorts
*ribbon - various colours, widths, styles.
*tea light candles

Tools you need are:

*glue or glue gun
*wire cutters

Step 2: Decorate Jars

Use the lace and ribbons to decorate the jars however you like.

As you can see in the pictures, some are just lace, some have coloured ribbon underneath so the colour shows through, and some have the ribbon interwoven.

Just give it a go, and see what you come up with.

Use clear glue to stick it to the glass.

Step 3: Add Hanger

We did some with hangers, and some without.

To add a hanger, cut two bits of wire. One the length you want your handle (plus a little bit) and one long enough to wrap round your jar (plus a little bit).

In the handle, form a loop at either end using the pliers. Try to keep the twists tight so that the sharp bits are tucked in.

Then feed the other piece of wire through both loops, wrap around the top of the jar, and twist tight. Make sure that the wire is under the protruding lines of the jar, so that it can't slip out.

Cut off any excess and fold in so there are no sharp bits sticking out.

Step 4: Enjoy

Add a candle.

Now place or hang them wherever you want.

We are going to hang them from the trees in the orchard, and also put them on the tables.

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