quick and dirty DIY: ball jar candle holders

Apr 20, 2012
Ok, so I hope no one is taking that title too literally. We are not THAT kind of blog...(hm, who is we?)
No, it actually is a quote of one of the designers, my boyfriend was sharing an office with. Whenever he was on a deadline for a design project and time was running out, he would tell his coworkers: "Stop fussing over details, people. Quick and dirty! Quick and dirty!" 

Anyway, I had to think of that line yesterday, while prepping for a night of playing some serious UNO, with friends. As a natural hoarder and collector of things (exhibit I), I hold on to all sorts of empty jars. Think jam, salsa, mustard, pickles... 
So finally yesterday, it was time to use them. 
In a matter of minutes, you have cosy, whimsical candle holders, to light up even the most serious of card game tournaments. Quick and dirty style.

 You need:
\ empty, clean jars
\ twine
\ scissors

Basically, just wrap the twine around the jars to your liking. Secure with knots, or some glue. Done!


What do you think?

5 comments:

Anna :

It so nice sometimes how little is needed to make a charming little thing such as this!

Juultje :

Hey nice one, I like it! Quick and dirty, we use it a lot:-). So nice meeting you, had a great time! C u in May!!

Maja :

Loved meeting you too, Julie! Can't wait for that BBQ!

Ping :

I think that is a wonderful way to use those jars. I have the same obsession with jars. Thanks for sharing!

Maja :

You betcha Ping :)

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