Tea Lights In Jars DIY: Keep Calm And Light Up

Tea Lights In Jars DIY: Small Jar

Inspired by the oil lamps from the restaurant, I decided to make something similar for home. I love to light up candles in winter; the light coming from flickering flames instantly makes a room feel cozier and warmer.

DIY Wine Cap Tea Candles


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I had two glass jars. You can buy some at a household store or simply use empty sauce jars (like I did). In summer I used these jars as flower vases, and in winter they became candle holders 🙂

To add some pastoral look, I wound a jute rope around their necks and tied the rope into a small pretty bow.

I did not have oil lamps, so I took candles instead. Then I played a bit with beans and realized that the beans were not a good choice here. They could easily catch fire when a candle is burning down, and it is a big NO for any project like this.

So, I decided to replace the beans with something that looks very similar and is absolutely not inflammable. Gravel! A perfect choice here.

I also gave up candles in favor of tea lights, since they do not leak wax. My jars got an even stronger pastoral look! Love it!

Tea Lights In Jars DIY: Supplies

Tea Lights In Jars DIY: Big Jars

I also bought three old mason jars at a second hand store.
Two jars lost the seals but kept the handles. Thanks to some rust on the handles, the jars got a nice vintage look.

Tea Lights In Jars DIY: Jars And Pumpkins

The little jar is too small to play with fire!

Tea Lights In Jars DIY: Tiny baby Jar

Keep calm and light up!

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