Outdoor Candlelight – #TBCCrafters – 05/09/2013 6

Outdoor Candlelight – #TBCCrafters – 05/09/2013

I saw this on “A Pretty Life in the Suburbs” blog, and wanted to make it to use for outdoor parties or even just for beautiful decor in or around the home.  Thought it would be adorable, and I wish I could make about 100 of them to put all around the yard for when we’re having a Marshmallow Roast or friends over for a party.  The ones I saw used real candles, and I was not sure it would be safe to use regular candles, especially since we live in the forest with a high fire danger right now, but hey, to each their own…proceed with caution, right?  I just used battery operated instead for safety – and hey, a fresh battery makes them just as bright.  Enjoy!!

“Outdoor Candlelight” Craft

Materials Needed:
  • Glass Jars (Size & Amount of Your Choice)
  • 20 GA metal wire
  • Candles (Regular or Battery)
  • Pliers
  • & Time!


Start by making sure you have the jars you are using cleaned out and dry.  I used the Kerr Jelly Jars from Walmart, so mine were brand new and clean.  Check that off the list!! 🙂  Then, wrap the wire around, under the rim of the jar and twist to secure (make sure it’s tight or it could come off).

Once you have that wrapped around, measure out the wire to have whatever length you wish for it to be once folded over (I went with about 8″ and 10″ for mine) – totally up to you.  Once you have the amount you wish cut, feed the end of the wire under the other that was wrapped around the top and twist that one together tightly.

Now you can put them anywhere you wish and use them for decorations or just ambience during your next party! How did you use yours, or how do you plan to?  Leave me a comment as to what you did with yours.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you like it!!
(Outside, hanging from the trees)
(Inside, so you could see the candlelight) 🙂
You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” – Psalm 18:28
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Kristina & Millie
8 years ago

how easy to make! and with all the jars we all always have laying around, great way to reduce some of that stash lol. I can’t wait for our back patio to be built so I can surround myself with a bunch of these lights (faux candles too since I will probably forget and leave them burning). Thanks for sharing with us Jamie!

11 years ago

I need to try this. I have tons of mason jars!

Jamie Tomkins
11 years ago
Reply to  Ellen

Isn’t that the truth Ellen, we have so many and forget about them – I just decided to focus on how else to use them up and reuse them!! Happy candle hanging!!

Rose Powell
11 years ago

I LOVE mason jar crafts! How adorable are these and I love that they can be used outside in the year… Citronella Candles? You think they could withstand actual tea lights?

Jamie Tomkins
11 years ago
Reply to  Rose Powell

Hi Rose – I originally saw them with real candles, but just due to the fire danger where I live – I didn’t even want to take a chance, so I did a fake-out!! Citronella would be awesome!! Once our monsoons start and fire danger lowers, I’ll probably transfer them to that, as well!! Have fun!!