In keeping with my love of all things DIY, I’ve been experimenting with some simple ideas for lighting your garden space this week. Having seen a rather inspiring and tear-jerking post from the delightful Hodge Podge Craft on DIY Wedding ideas, I was really taken with the simplicity of some large rope covered vases that were featured. Needless to say….the mind started ticking.
Now I happen to be in possession of about fifty million recycled jam jars. I love them. I love to dress set, drink and bake all sorts of weird and wonderful concoctions with them. So, when it came to thinking about cheap, cheerful and rustically-fabulous ways to light your garden, should you be sitting out at dusk, sipping on a cold beverage (from a jar), I grabbed some garden jute twine and set to work on these bad boys! Great little tealight holders for sitting in situ in your garden and a snip of the price of a fancy tealight holder!
A selection of (clean) Glass Jam Jars (lids not necessary)
Garden Jute Twine
Some Super Strong-Hold Superglue – suitable for use on ceramics, glass etc.
Now Do This…
To make a simple sitting tealight holder, glue a thin long line about a cm up from the bottom of your jam jar. Unravel your twine and glue into place, ensuring that the end is sticking securely. Once the bottom line is firmly in place, continue to wrap around the jar in an upwards movement, ensuring your glass is completely covered. Be sure to add a little bit of glue every fourth wrap or so. Keep wrapping until you reach about 2 1/2 cms from the rim of the jar and repeat the glue line, cut your twine and secure firmly in place. Leave to dry for a couple of hours before using.
Now you’re done, I think this calls for a cheeky homemade cocktail and a makeshift BBQ, don’t you??
Stay Peachy x