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

Instructions:

Step #1

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Step #7

Place a tealight into the jar and enjoy!

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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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