DIY Sweater Candle Cozies

Posted on September 22, 2014
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!
Small glass jar or cleaned out old candle jar
Old sweater (preferably the sleeve part)
Scissors & Hot Glue Gun
Tea light/candle
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!
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*This project was originally featured on Or So She Says, where I am a monthly contributor. If you’re looking for more fun projects and recipes, head on over to the site!

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  • Ordinary J September 23, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Very pretty:)

    • Maria September 23, 2014 at 8:31 am

      Thanks so much!

  • Susan Newbigging September 23, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Thank you for sharing this wonder DYI project.

    • Maria September 23, 2014 at 8:31 am

      Glad you liked it, Susan! It’s such an easy DIY! Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

  • srpprcrftr September 23, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    This is so wonderful, what a cozy way to display candles for winter. I’d better get busy finding sweaters before everybody else does. Tomorrow is senior day discount at Goodwill and our payday so better go look while I’m in town. There was another great post about using sweaters also so I’ll need a few. Love this post. Happy week

    • Maria September 24, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Thank you so much! Hope you find some nice sweaters to recycle for fun crafts! Hope you have a wonderful week too! 🙂

  • NiftythriftyLady Jen Ward September 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    That’s brilliant and very much my style, I even have an older sweater to do this with!

    • Maria September 30, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks so much! I love recycling old things in fun new ways 🙂 Happy crafting! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  • Debi @ Adorned From Above October 21, 2014 at 7:52 am

    These are all so cute. Love the sweater one, it’s so cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Adorned From Above’s Link Party.

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