Votives candles can light up a backyard patio party with simple holders that can be attached to tree branches. These charming holders will add sparkle and glamour to a summer evening, or can be used as outdoor decorations during the holidays. Choose summer votive candles that match the patio furniture or plain white votives wrapped with a green or red ribbon for the holidays. Making the hanging votive holders requires no special equipment.
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Things you need
- Votive candles
- Jam jars, 113gr
- Tape measure
- 24-gauge wire
- Wire clippers
- Coloured glass nuggets
- Epoxy glue
- Metal chain
- Two "S" hooks
Measure around the top edge of the jam jars with the tape measure. Add 2 inches.
Cut a piece of wire to the measurement with the wire cutters.
Wrap the wire around the top of the jar, under the lip. Twist the ends of the wire to attach it securely to the jar.
Cut a second piece of wire 8 inches long for a hanger. Push the ends of the hanger wire under the rim wire, at opposite ends of the jar rim, and twist the ends to secure the hanger.
Attach the coloured glass nuggets to the outside of the jam jar with the epoxy glue in a decorative pattern around the bottom of the jar.
Place the votive in the jam jar. Wrap ribbon around the outside of the jar, if desired.
Cut the metal chain to 6 inches. Insert an "S" hook in each end of the chain.
Insert one end of the "S" hook in the votive handle and hook the other end over a small tree branch. Secure the "S" hook at the tree branch with putty.
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