Blogmas #11 DIY Hessian/Burlap Candle Holder

I buy a lot of candles so I always have tons of leftover jars dotted around the house. I thought it was time to put them to use so I digged around in my craft cupboard and found some leftover hessian from an old project. Here’s how I up-cycled a candle jar:

(Don’t worry if you don’t have any hessian already, it’s very cheap to get hold of online or at most craft stores)

What You’ll Need:

  • Candle Jar
  • Hessian
  • Scissors
  • Glue


Step #1

Remove all left-over wax and clean the jar, thoroughly.


Step #2

Measure and cut off how much hessian you will need. Don’t worry if it’s not neat, you can trim it off later.


Step #3

Dot glue over the hessian and wrap it around the jar. I’ve chosen to leave a gap at the top, but you can stick it on how you wish.


Step #4

Leave to dry! If there is any excess at the bottom of the jar, leave to dry upside down. Don’t worry if it’s slightly messy at the back – that’ll be hidden later!


Step #5

While the jar is drying, pull off some stray bits of hessian for later. A few strands will do.

Step #6

Once the jar is dried enough, tidy it up a bit with some scissors. Then use the bits of string to wrap around the jar and tie into a bow.


Step #7

Place a tealight into the jar and enjoy!


The good thing with hessian is that you can do so much with it. Why not add some ribbon, lace or bows? You could make a few of them and make them all individual!

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