It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of candles.
They tend to show up mostly in winter, though, with their warm, glowing light…adding ambiance to dark winter nights.
This month I’m breaking from convention and adding a candle to my sitting area on the deck because spring deserves some candles too!
This little project is super simple and you only need three supplies:
- a hinged lid craft jar
- seed beads
- jewelry wire
Start by removing the hinge, wires, and gasket from the jar.
Now that you have those nice little exposed grooves, you’ve got the perfect place to add some bead accents. Jewelry wire is fantastic for stringing seed beads because it’s thin enough to easily wrap, yet strong enough that it won’t break.
I’ve had a roll of this stuff around for years. It’s the absolute best for stringing seed beads.
It’s also no secret that I love beads. This Blue-Green Multi mix had me swooning in the bead department.
(And psst…you always get these at 50% off at Hobby Lobby, right? I got both the jar and beads half off, and used my 40% off coupon for the candle so this whole project cost a whopping $4.42. Hobby Lobby rocks!)
I added a little sand to the bottom of my jar to give the candle plenty of stability, then added the candle. You can have so much fun with this by coordinating your candles and beads. You could even use citronella candles to keep mosquitos at bay if you want to put your candles outside too.
I gave some thought to going all beachy with mine and adding it to my craft room decor,
but decided I’d rather just enjoy it on the deck nestled among the jasmine, wandering jew, mints, and chrysanthemums (and remaining winter leaves I’ve yet to sweep away – ahem!).
So if I’m missing this spring…you’ll know where to find me!
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