Laced Mason Jar Candles

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Ever since Mason jars made a comeback, I can’t get enough. I’ve found them to be one of the most versatile items I own – using them for everything from vases and pen holders to drinking glasses and food storage. Since I’m always looking for excuses to incorporate them into my home, I decided to spice up some of the small tea light candles I’ve been using this winter by surrounding them in lace-wrapped Mason jars. For such a simple craft, I’m impressed at how adding a little bit of fabric takes a jar from casual to elegant in a matter of minutes. It offers the most romantic lighting, and while I’ve been enjoying this one on my nightstand for candlelight reading, I can’t wait to use them as center pieces on my dining room table.

1) Items you need:
-Mason jar
-Fabric (I got mine at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores).
-Scissors
Spray adhesive
-Tealight candle

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2) Using a measuring tape or a piece of string, measure the circumference of the jar.

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3) Cut fabric to the circumference of the jar.

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4) Before spraying adhesive on your fabric, cover your work surface with paper towels or newspaper. Then, spray a light coat of adhesive onto the fabric and secure to the jar by slowly rolling the jar onto the fabric until the ends of the fabric join together.

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5) Place a tea light candle in the bottom of the jar and carefully light the candle using a long reach lighter.

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6) To achieve a more rustic feel, I finished by tying a layer of raffia around the neck of the jar.

2 Comments

  • anna
    January 7, 2014 at 12:51 am 

    oh my goodness, cutest idea ever. For sure trying this. 🙂 Happy belated New Years, love. Can’t wait to see more of your fabulous looks this year.

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    • jenna
      January 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm 

      So glad to hear that! It was so simple and makes for such a pretty candle display. (I’ve even been using it as a vase for flowers). Happy belated New Years to you! And ditto to you on your fabulous looks – your blog is adorable.

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