When purchasing material for a craft or sewing project chances are you buy a little extra – just to be on the safe side. If you are like me, you’re incapable of throwing out these remnants and probably have several boxes filled with leftover fabrics, scraps of ribbons and lace, an assortment of mismatched beads and miscellaneous other odds and ends.
The other day I needed to make candle holders for a table decoration. An excellent opportunity to take stock. I found some glass jars, a length of lace, added raffia and beads, and in no time had produced five pretty little receptacles for tea candles.
It takes surprisingly small amounts of material and little time to transform a humble jar into a charming candle holder. Mixing different materials only adds to the appeal. Burlap with lace, a delicate translucent fabric with raffia …. Add some beads, shells or sea glass for a unique piece. It also makes a great hostess gift for a garden party – if you can bear to part with it.
Inspired? I would love to see your creations!
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