Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hanging candle jar

jars are in! and there are so many things you can do with them 

this tutorial will show a really easy way to hang jars in a way that they are safe - the wire is very secure and won't come undone. This is especially important if a jar is being used as a candle holder

You will need:
a jar
2 pieces of wire  
Wire cutters
Round nose pliers
Nylon nose pliers - for straightening the wire (optional)

Soak the jar and remove the label

Make a coil at each end, using round nosed pliers  as seen here

 shape the handle by moulding the wire round a cylindrical object the appropriate size

Remove the wire, then thread the longer piece of wire through the two coils you just made

wrap around the neck of the jar until the two pieces meet, then twist them together (2 twists)

thread both wires back through the coils taking them to the front of the jar  
Add caption

 twist them together 2-3 times

cut both ends, leaving approximately 1" and make 2 decorative coils

There are so many ways you can decorate these - why not use up small pieces of lace, burlap, string, shells........the list is endless

Thanks for visiting, Gill

1 comment:

  1. I saw these at a wedding recently. Thanks for the tutorial! I love your projects and will be following!


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