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Show someone how much you love them with one of these jam jar candle holders
These candle holders are really simple to make and have a real wow factor in your house or as a gift for a special someone this Valentines day!

Posted by Crafta La Vista from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Crafta La Vista's 31 projects »
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  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a plain jam jar. You can either buy these or at a much cheaper price pick up a jar of savers jam from a supermarket and clean the jar out, then leave it to dry

    Hot water helps soak of the label

  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 2
    Step 2

    For the first candle holder, take a piece of lace and glue it to the middle of the jar

  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 3
    Step 3

    Wrap the lace around and cut it at a point where the ends overlap, then glue it down

  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out a red heart from a scrap of felt

  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue the heart to the front of the jar

  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 6
    Step 6

    Second candle holder - take another jar

  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use the glue gun to draw the shape of a heart on your jar and then place the wool on the glue, leaving a long strip hanging down

  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 8
    Step 8

    Glue spirals around the jar and wrap the wool on top of it, cutting off any excess when you are finished

  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 9
    Step 9

    1 more jar to go

  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat the same process as the one before to glue the heart but you don't need any excess - chop that bad boy off

    I tried twine for this one instead of wool, for a vintage feel to it

  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 11
    Step 11

    Rip up a few pages from an old book into small pieces

    Use some mod modge (or PVA) to layer the pages to the jar and make sure you do a thin coat over the top as well to give it a varnished look once dried

  • How to make a decorative light. Love Lights - Step 12
    Step 12

    So there you have it, 3 easy candle holders - but don't let that stop you, there are lots of different styles you can try out with bits and piece you can find round the house!

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Surf jewels
Surf jewels · Southend-on-Sea, England, GB · 13 projects
These are simple and pretty.

Hannah.
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JossieAyame
JossieAyame · Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA · 150 projects
I love these! Thanks for sharing!
Crafta La Vista
Crafta La Vista · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 33 projects
Thanks love - they are so simple to do - post up some pics if you have a go
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