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Upcycle an old jar and film negatives into a unique candle holder!

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 371 projects »
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  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Corseted Film Strip Jar Candle Holder - Step 1
    Step 1

    I didn't have a yarn needle, so took a small piece of beading wire, folded it in half and twisted it to then threaded the crochet thread through the holes in the negatives.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Corseted Film Strip Jar Candle Holder - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take the piece of crochet thread (36-40 inches long and thread through the bottom of the negative and center the thread then tie in a knot.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Corseted Film Strip Jar Candle Holder - Step 3
    Step 3

    Thread one side of the thread through the holes at least every other hole, weaving back and forth.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Corseted Film Strip Jar Candle Holder - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat with other side and link negatives and the two pieces for each side together in a knot, then ties into a bow. If the ends are too long, trim to the length you would like. Repeat steps adding another negative to the ones that you have attached together until you have enough to go around the circumference of the jar.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Corseted Film Strip Jar Candle Holder - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once you have enough to go around the circumference of the jar, weave the two sides together to form a circle.

  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Corseted Film Strip Jar Candle Holder - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a tealight or votive to place into the center of the jar

    Put the circle of negatives over the jar and tack down a with a bit of glue at the top and bottom of the jar.

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noura m.
noura m.
too pwettie :3
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Anna the Ewok
Anna the Ewok · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 22 projects
I got some new candles yesterday and needed a holder for them. This is an awesome idea! I think I'm going to do it now.
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Mistress Apathy
Mistress Apathy · Clifton, New Jersey, US · 25 projects
This is HOT!
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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
This is really cool. Great idea.
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