Hello dear friends! Happy Fall! I am so excited that fall is officially here, and I have a fun little fall-inspired project to share with you! These little candle holders only take a couple of minutes to make and look so pretty with a tea light burning inside! Plus it’s a great way to repurpose two things… old candle jars and old sweaters! See, this is why I never throw things away! You just never know when you might need them! Or at least that’s what I tell my husband. You could embellish these with ribbon, bows or buttons, or leave them plain like this, either way, they will instantly cozy up your home!
DIY SWEATER CANDLE COZIES
YOU WILL NEED
Small glass jar or cleaned out old candle jar
Old sweater (preferably the sleeve part)
Scissors & Hot Glue Gun
First, make sure your jar is clean (if you are re-using an old candle jar and need to clean it out, you can check out my tutorial on how to remove wax from a jar HERE!) then wrap the sweater around it. I used the sleeve part which fit around the small jar perfectly. Roll down the sweater by about an inch at the top of the jar, then cut off the sweater at the bottom of the jar, leaving about a half inch sweater boarder. Using hot glue, stick the sweater boarder you reserved onto the bottom of your jar, making sure there aren’t too many bumps and that the surface is as even as possible, so your candle holder doesn’t stand unevenly! Then, just place your tea light or candle inside the jar, and you are all done!
Making candle jars are an easy thing to do, and you can make this for friends and family, or even make and sell them online for some extra bucks. This would also serve to be a great gifting option. For all that, you might need to look at wholesale bottles that can be used as candle jars. These types of bottles are available in plenty and wouldn’t be much of a problem to procure. So, what is stopping you from making your candle jars?
For more candle projects and ideas, check out these posts on Shopgirl…
Left: How to remove wax from jars (HERE) Right: Pumpkin Candle Holder Tutorial (HERE)I’m super excited that my Pumpkin Candle Holders were featured by Better Homes & Gardens! Check it out HERE!
Happy Crafting, Everyone!