Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hanging Candle Jar DIY


These little hanging candle jars were originally made from old glass jars found at the bottom of a barn and from colored bits of paper.

Their creator, Emmanuelle, took her inspiration from the vines of her native Bourgogne, in France, and she generously shares her creative experiences on her blog Et moi alors dans tout ça !.



  • Glass jars (or glass yogurt containers)
  • Sheets of tissue paper (or any other thin, see-through type of paper)
  • Eco-Fil string like that used for vines (wire tightly wrapped with a paper coating)
  • Tealight candles
  • Mod Podge or other decoupage glue, or glue and glaze (see how)


  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


  • Tear the differently colored sheets of papers into pieces (photo 1).

  • Glue the pieces onto the glass using decoupage glue, avoiding too much overlap between pieces (photo 2).

  • Cut three lengths of Eco-Fil: 2 lengths of 20 cm (8 inches) and 1 length of 65 cm (26 inches).
    • Wrap the long piece of string around the neck of the jar and make a small handle with it, leaving 20 cm (8 inches) of string on each end.
    • Create a spiral in each of the free ends and in the two other pieces of string using a pencil (photo 3).


  • Use a pencil to trace the outlines of 2 vine leaves on colored paper and cut them out (photo 4).

  • Make a hole in the base of each leaf (photo 5). Insert each of the 2 spirals into a leaf.

  • Attach a leaf at the base of the handle on each side by twisting it securely into place (photo 6).


  • Put a tealight inside the jar.


Source: Et moi alors dans tout ça !


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