Make your own Candle Holder in Three Easy Steps

Feeling creative? I was… I found an empty jar and sample fabric from Dunelm I got the other day which I really liked as well as a spare tea light.

Here’s how I made a candle holder in about 5/10 minutes…

You Will Need…

 A Jar

A Small bit of Fabric

Small Candle


Glue/Sticky Tape


Step 1: Prepare Your Materials

tea candle light jar material fabric heart

Take an unused and clean jar (maybe a jam jar or a pasta sauce jar?)

Find some fabric that is the width of the main body of the jar and one that’s long enough to wrap around the jar too – cut it if need be. Also, cut out a shape or two in the middle of the fabric, I went for two hearts but you can cut out circles or why not go for a moon and stars?

Don’t forget to have a tea candle light to hand 🙂

Step Two: Put It Together

Glue or stick your fabric onto the jar (or within your jar, depending on what you fancy but be careful that it doesn’t catch fire.) Place your candle inside.

Step Three:  Let There Be Light

Candle holder jar crafts bloggers heart fabric

candle with material on the outside crafts blog

Light your candle, this can be tricky but try using a long lighter where you can reach the candle at the bottom of the jar. Now, simply watch it make pretty patterns in your room and if your tea light is scented, wait for your room to smell nice :) I love the writing on that fabric, the candle especially emphasises the calligraphy – it’s a beaut!

It’s super fast and easy to make and can be put together with just a few things lying around the house. What do you think of it?


This post is an entry for the Able Skills competition, you can enter too at Clairebellemakes.

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • October 31, 2014


    Thanks for entering Alina. What a pretty make! Good luck x

    • October 31, 2014


      and thank you for a fab comp Claire 🙂