Recycled jars into votives.. perfect for parties, weddings or a relaxing bath.


  • 4 Jars
  • 1 Can spray paint
  • 1 Bag assorted elastic bands
  • 4 Tealight candles
  • 4 lengths off cut material, ropes, twine


  1. Using random elastic rubber bands make patterns on your jars. Criss crossing some and playing with different angles. These will be your void lines once painted.
  2. Once you are happy with your designs using your spray paint lightly coat your jars to create a frosted effect. Do this by spraying further away from your jars so mainly just mist or over spray is hitting your jars.
  3. Leave to dry for a couple of hours then remove the elastic bands carefully.
  4. Now tie your chosen materials around the top of each jar I used a different material for each that completed each other... cream material, rope, twine.
    Pop a tealight in each and pop in the bathroom for a relaxing setting for a bath or use as party table centrepiece!


Great project for adults and kids. Perfect wedding or party decoration.

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  • isabeau
    • 06 Mar 2014
      10:17 pm

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  • I love this idea, they look so great glowing altogether


  • Great gift idea. Thanks for sharing :)


  • Would the jar possibly get too hot and break? I’ve never heard of the word votive before, learn something new every day!


  • awesome…. this is a useful DIY! thanks for sharing.


  • I love making at home, a lot cheaper this way


  • This sounds rather crafty and lovely.


  • I love these votive candles and they cost a fraction of the price of candles that can be purchased in stores.


  • Love the photo. What a brilliant job you have done. Great idea. Thank you


  • A brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!


  • What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • These look fantastic. I have seen a version of this as a decoration at wedding tables and they looked fantastic.


  • These would make a beautiful addition to any event.


  • Wow these look really awesome and simple too – thanks heaps


  • This is a great idea. Have to try it.


  • Love the recipes.


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