Now, for the craft of the month. I know this is more of a summer craft but, basically here we only have to seasons; Summer and Winter. Right now, we have a little chill in the air this morning, getting warmer during the day which leads to wonderful, relaxing evenings on the porch watching the sun gently set. This calls for candle lanterns! I don’t know about you but I have canning jars for everything. Cool idea – mason jar candle holders. Going to try this, to cluster candles on patio table around umbrella pole. And use Citronella candles for mosquito control. This with many other great ideas can be found at; shabby nest blogspot by Wendy Hyde.
Canning Jar Lanterns
Collect various canning jars large and small, vintage or new. Get some candles to fit into each jar. Use pillar candles for large jars and votive for the small jar sizes. White candles look fresh but you can use any color to your liking.
Fill the jars with about 1/4-1/3 full of rice, sand or course salt. *Note: the salt reflects the light*. You can also use pale color fillers too.
last step is to place each candle into the jar and either group together for an impact presentation and place individually and light. “Please remember, do not leave lit candles unattended”