At the request of readers who enjoyed my Burlap Banner Tutorial, this post will cover how to make my Easy Mason Jar Candle and Flower Holders. This is a really simple craft that takes only a few minutes and can really add a nice touch of color and personality to any celebration or room décor.
Here’s what you’ll need:
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- Mason jars of any size
- Jute or other Twine (I used both in this project)
- Small decorations
- Hot glue gun
- Cardboard or mat ( to cover whatever surface you are working on )
- Decorative rocks
- Tea lights and /or flowers
Unravel a generous amount of your twine so you can work with it quickly and easily without having to mess with the whole ball. Plug your hot glue gun in to get it heating up.
I decided to start underneath the lip of the Mason jar because I kind of like the way the threads for the lid look. You can start at the top and go all the way down to the bottom, just do the middle, do alternating colors – whatever floats your creative boat.
If your jar has raised lettering on it, start your twine / jute on that side. The lettering can sometimes make the thread look a bit bumpy, so I used that as the rear of my candle holder.
Next, gently add the end of your twine to a small dot of hot glue and carefully press down. Wait a second for the hot glue to cool down a bit (or use a toothpick to put it in place) or it will feel like you’re dunking your little finger tips into molten lava!
Wrap your twine tightly around to meet the place where you started so that it looks seamless. Continue to wrap it around the jar a couple of times, making sure to keep it tight up against the twine above it. Every couple of rotations, add another dab of hot glue.
Continue wrapping and gluing until you have as much of the jar covered as you want, making sure not to put the glue in the same area each time or it will stand out. If you see any excess glue above the twine, once it’s dry you can carefully pick it off.
Using your hot glue gun, add whatever small decorations you chose. I used tiny flowers which I also incorporated into the Burlap Banner that was a huge hit at my friends rustic themed baby shower.
Jute/Twine Flower and Candle Holders
Finish off these adorable Easy Mason Jar Candle and Flower Holders by filling them about 1/2 – 3/4 of the way to the top with river rocks or colored glass stones. Finally, add a tea light or a bouquet of your favorite flowers.
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I can’t wait to see your creations!