Five minute free tealight holder craft

Today is day four of my twelve days of bookish crafts blogmas and for anyone who found my paper house lantern too fiddly, I’ve got the easiest free five-minute craft.

As with any candle holder, I’d recommend that you use an LED tealight rather than a real candle because of the fire hazard.


You will need:

  • A clean glass jar
  • Decorative paper (I used the book page for a bookish feel)
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • String or ribbon to decorate
  • Any embellishments you might like (I used star beads)
  • Cutting board/protective mat

How to make it:

  1. Measure the dimensions of your glass door then cut the decorative paper to fit.
  2. Stick the paper down with stripes of washi tape, both to decorate and to hold the paper in position on your cutting board/protective mat
  3. Cut shapes out of the washi tape and decorative paper to allow the light to shine through when the tea light is inside the jar.
  4.  Stick the paper to the jar with two final strips of washi tape.
  5. Wrap the top of the jar with string or ribbon.
  6. Finish off with any additional embellishments you like.

Voila, five-minute tea light holder.

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