Picket Fence Lighting

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Introduction: Picket Fence Lighting

Have you been looking for a creative way to light up your favorite room in the house? Well, you just found it. This project is simple but very cool at the same time.

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Step 1: Things You'll Need

Materials:
#1 twine
#2 six tea light candles
#3 six pint size mason jars
#4 one old picket fence

Tools:
#1 scissors
#2 hot glue gun
#3 jigsaw

Step 2: Cutting the Picket Fence Down to Size

My picket fence had too many slats on it. I made mine with six slats across it. If yours is too big also just cut it down to size as closely as possible with your jigsaw.

Step 3: Hot Glue the Candles

Now hot glue your candles in the mason jars, one in each. If you can't fit your hands all the way in the mason jar then what I did was put glue on the candle and then drop it in the mason jar.

Step 4: Tie the Mason Jars

Th next step is to tie the mason jars to the picket fence. I just tried to space my mason jars out as best as I could. Just make sure that you have some mason jars in every area and it will look great. Wrap the twine around the jars and the boards 3 or 4 times at least. I even put a little bit of hot glue under the mason jars just to make sure it wouldn't fall.

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    5 Discussions

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    joen
    joen

    3 years ago

    Hi Very nice. There is one thing you can add to this that can make it better. If you drill holes in the lids like in my picture, then if your candle flames are flickering, the holes will create a steady air circulation in the jars steadying the flames. You could also take them outside and the jars with the lids will withstand a moderate breeze with out affecting the flames too much. Just make sure that the center hole is bigger than the outer holes. But as I said, Very nice.

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    C-Dawg04
    C-Dawg04

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for suggestion. I'll have to try that.

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    joen
    joen

    3 years ago

    Oh by the way, you got my vote.

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    C-Dawg04
    C-Dawg04

    3 years ago

    Thank you tomatoskins.

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    tomatoskins
    tomatoskins

    3 years ago

    What a great idea! I love the finished look!