Monday, January 29, 2018

Let's Make Some Winter Jar Candles!

Hi! Hope you're having a nice weekend! I know that we are all just waiting for spring and warmer weather to come. As far as I'm concerned, as soon as Christmas is over, spring should arrive, complete with flowers, chirping birds and warmer temperatures. I just can't seem to convince Mother Nature of that and, as weird as she's been behaving this winter, I think I'll steer clear of her mood swings.

So, what do you do when you want tulips and daffodils and the world gives you snow? You make winter jar candles! Embrace your inner winter curmudgeon and play!

I made a few of these for my Christmas centerpiece and loved how they turned out! They're so easy and inexpensive too! Here's what you'll need:

Two jars (or however many you want to make- lids optional)

Artificial snowflakes

LED tea lights or votive candles


Cranberry (or color of your choice) wooden beads

Anything else you want to decorate your jar with, inside or out! It's your project - let your creativity run wild!

To assemble, I placed the cranberry beads in the bottom of each jar, about an inch deep. I had some old wooden bead garland that I cut apart. You can find lose beads or garland online any time of year, or fill with real berries, nuts, mini pine cones - again, whatever you wish!



Top the beads with about 2 inches of snow flakes. Nestle a candle into each jar. Add greens, small ornaments, figurines as you choose. I wanted to keep mine simple and basic, so I didn't add any embellishments. Actually now that I think about it, you could even decorate the lids with paint or fabric. It all depends upon how you want your creation to look!


I love how the lights sparkles on the glass and glistens underneath the snow!


I've really developed a thing for jars and glass containers lately. I think it's because they enable me to decorate quickly, easily and inexpensively AND my little trouble-maker dog, Punkin, can't get to the objects when she's looking for an alternative snack! On second thought she did steal a snowman from a larger jar candle, but she didn't eat him! That dog is a nut!

Thank you for dropping by! I hope you enjoyed this little craft project! Stayed tuned for some Valentine's Day fun! 
Hugs, Leena

4 comments:

  1. That is a cute idea, Leena...and you don't have to deal with real flames. You did a good job on those- very sweet!

    Hope you have a great week- xo Diana

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  2. Thanks Diana! Just a little something to get me back into the swing of crafting! Have a great week too! Hugs!

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  3. Awww! Thank you Rosemary! You are so sweet!

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