Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Jam Jar Tealight Holder

When I visited the wonderful Reloved shop in Wareham I got lots of ideas for things that I could make. This is one of them. I had to buy some garden wire for one of my daughter's art homework projects, which meant that I then had everything that  I needed to give this a go.

I cut a length of wire and I made a loop about about 1/4 of the way along it. The handle would eventually attach to this loop.

I wrapped the wire around the rim of a jar, making a knot on the opposite side if the jar to the loop that I'd made earlier. The long length of wire was then attached to the other loop and all the short ends trimmed off. The joins were a bit messy but not bad for a first attempt.  

I gathered some offcuts of fabric, some of which were donated by mum. Using pinking shears I cut thin strips of different fabric.

I tied them to the wire handles, which hid the messy wire work.

Hanging in the tree, containing a tea-light candle,  in time for the evening's barbecue.