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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Beaded Tealight Holders

Twinkly candles and tealights make doorways and porches enchanting and extra specially so in the upcoming season. Start saving old beads and jam jars and have fun following this project.

I have made lots of these in the past and having sat and threaded thousands of pretty beads - making me go boss-eyed - I try and buy beaded wire when I can find it.

Lella Loves... Beaded Tealights

You can make this tealight holder in less than 20 minutes.

If you want to try this project, please gather the following items together. You will need:

Jam jars or baby food jars
Beaded wire
(or craft wire and mixed seed beads)
Wire snips

Lella Loves... Beaded Tealights

Take your beaded wire and wrap around the top of your jar twice then overlap and twist to secure.

Lella Loves... Beaded Tealights

Leave one end long enough to be able to make the handle of your tealight holder and secure the other loose end to the neck wires.

Lella Loves... Beaded Tealights

Feed the handle end and twist around the neck wires to fix it in place. You want to make sure that it is strong enough to be able to hold the combined weight of the jar and the tealight.

Lella Loves... Beaded Tealights

And this is how your finished tealight holder should look like. Make 10 or 12 and line your pathway to light the way for friends and guests.

Hand-made items do make lovely gifts and these are so easy to make.

Have fun and get beading!

Lella  xx

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