My vote? The saying, “Greatest thing since sliced bread” should be revised to, “Greatest thing since mason jars.” It’s only fitting considering they have significantly improved lives everywhere. From cooking to decor, they’re perfect in every way. Especially for DIY projects.
These crafty candle holders are quite easy – you just need some glue, water, scissors & fabric. They work nicely as gifts because you can give them individually, as a duo, or even as a trifecta. Just be sure to use battery operated tea lights – a real candle in these bad boys wouldn’t be safe. (Sorry ’bout the mom in me momentarily popping out. I’ve got to protect the Isn’t That Charming clan.)
:: Step 1 :: Mix craft glue & water until the water is a cloudy mixture. I eyeballed the proportions, but as a general rule, keep the mixture 1/3 glue and 2/3 water so that it dries clear on the fabric.
:: Step 2 :: Cut fabric into thin lines, approx. 1 – 2 inches in width. You will need about 5 – 6 lines of fabric per jar.
:: Step 3 :: Dip the fabric into the glue & water mixture. Gently squeeze the excess liquid from the fabric.
:: Step 4 :: Place into cup, smoothing out any air pockets.
:: Step 5 :: Cut excess fabric from the top rim of the jar.
:: Step 6 :: Let completely dry (Mine took about 24 hours). Be sure to use a battery operated candle inside the jar.