A beautiful and crafty way to make tea light holders. Using what you already have at home.


  • Cleaned jars (different sizes make a great effect)
  • Coiled ribbon, sheer ribbon, whatever ribbon you like.
  • Double sided take (use good quality as the cheaper brands don't hold well)
  • Tea lights.


  1. Wrap the double sided take around the jar covering the area you wish to decorate with your ribbon.
  2. Now wind the ribbon all the way around your jar starting from the bottom as this helps to keep things in place while you start.
  3. Pop in a tea light and there you have it a lovely easy was to add colour and something different to your space.


These are a great way to decorate a table or just to create atmosphere in your home. This a great activity for fine motor development for you kindy aged children and they also LOVE the effect it create.

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  • michelle_margetts
    • 04 Mar 2014
      10:52 am

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  • I love making tea light holders.


  • I’ll be using these a bit in time to come. I had candles out for the driveway Anzac dawn service. And I’ve been putting them out on Saturday nights to acknowledge all the frontline workers


  • I have a friend who collected Moccona coffee jars as tea candle holders and used them at her wedding. Such a lovely warming effect


  • you could actually do so many variations with this… so pretty!


  • It will brighten up your room


  • I am guessing you mean double sided tape :)


  • Romantic and beautiful looking tea light holders – just the thing for Valentine’s Day.

    • I love recycling and repurposing items in the household – this is how we look after our environment.


  • Lovely way to use up old jars that are too pretty to toss out. Thank you


  • really cute…i have loads of little jars…


  • A brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!


  • Cool! What a creative idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • Simple easy and a great gift idea


  • I’ve used jars before but never thought of adding ribbon.


  • this is a great idea and you can also paint them.

    • love this. so simple to put together for a party and it provides very gentle, warm light.


  • A creative idea thanks for sharing


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