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.
2) Using a measuring tape or a piece of string, measure the circumference of the jar.
3) Cut fabric to the circumference of the jar.
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.
5) Place a tea light candle in the bottom of the jar and carefully light the candle using a long reach lighter.
6) To achieve a more rustic feel, I finished by tying a layer of raffia around the neck of the jar.