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Let there be cosy lights in these dark days.
Hi there!

Great of you to look at my small project!
It seems like you are looking for light in these dark days ;) I was too, until I made these cute Christmassy jars. I hope you like this How-to.

These jars are really easy to make. They have a white theme because of the ´snow´, white ribbon and the white snowflake.

You can make a small bow and if you know how to crochet, you can make a small snowflake to make the candle holder and the light coming out of it even prettier.

This is a how-to, so I'll try to explain everything as clearly as possible.

I hope you like them. If you want more info or would like to say something, just let me know. All feedback is always welcome.

If you'd like to know what I did with the lids of the jars, just take a look at my project "Blue Tile Wisdom".

Have a great Christmas!


Posted by MissCindy from Zwolle, Overijssel, The Netherlands • Published See MissCindy's 21 projects »

  • Step 1

    The Jar:
    You can use any type of glass jars you have laying around. I used Weckjars because they come in great shapes, but you can also recycle mason jars.

  • Step 2

    The Snow:
    Pretty easy: just use salt. Salt is cheap, the chances are big you have it at home and it looks like snow.

  • How to make a lantern. Cute Christmas Candles   With Snow, Snowflake And A Little Bow - Step 3
    Step 3

    The Ribbon and Bow:
    Tie a ribbon round the ole oak tree, uhh jar ;) Just make a knot on the front where you'd like to have the bow.

    Then make a bow out of left over ribbon. I did it by connecting the front of the ribbon to the back (see the picture) and sew them, along with the end together. When you tighten the thread, you get the bow, with all it's pretty creases. To cover up the thread, use a small piece of ribbon to make the 'paws of the bow'. Tie this piece of ribbon around the mid section of the bow and make sure the knot is on the back.
    All you have to do now is sew the one knot from the ribbon to the knot of the bow and you're done.

    I hope this explanation is clear.. If not, just let me know.

  • Step 4

    The Snowflake:
    If you've never crocheted a snowflake or you are a beginner, I'd suggest you start with this snowflake first: http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/crochet-snowflake.html
    (This is also the link in my Promotion-section).
    She also explains how to stiffen your flake so it looks prettier. I used hairspray.. :$

    To get other snowflake patterns, just search the internet or use Pinterest.

    One warning: Crocheting snowflakes can be kind of addicting... That is why my red wall also is filled with homemade snowflakes :)

  • How to make a lantern. Cute Christmas Candles   With Snow, Snowflake And A Little Bow - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add the snowflake to your jar with thread, add a tea light, light it and you are done :D
    Now you can make more, till every nook and cranny has a cute Christmas Candle in it to lighten up your day :D

    Let me know what you think of this idea. And if you have things to say, ask or add, don't hesitate and just leave a message :)

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Maria · Houston, Texas, US · 115 projects
I love candles. Yours look very nice.
MissCindy · Zwolle, Overijssel, NL · 43 projects
Thank you! Happy

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