Festive Jar Lights

Candles and lanterns are an obligatory part of Christmas decorations, and after our success at making a stained-glass window picture, we decided to make our own lantern using the same technique.

You'll need:

  • a jar
  • PVA glue
  • coloured tissue paper
  • black paper or card
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • candle

Christmas craft

  1. Draw out the outline of your design onto black card (the festive jar lights template is here).
  2. Cut out the parts that will be let the light through.
  3. Glue coloured tissue paper to the reverse side and leave to dry.
  4. Wrap it around a jar and glue it into place, I used a small amount of sellotape to help hold it in place.
  5. Place a tealight candle insight, rest on a heatproof mat and light the candle. (Never leave a child unattended with a lit candle, or leave a candle burning unattended).

christmas crafts

'Counting Down To Christmas' is a craft bloggers link-up held each week in the eight weeks preceeding the big day itself. Each week we will be posting a different Christmas craft activity.

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  1. says

    This is such a lovely idea. I can't wait for Ted to be old enough for christmas crafts. I have such fond memories of sitting around the kitchen table making cards with my Mum and Nanny and I want to make those memories with him too. Can you keep writing for the next few years and then remind me about this post? That would be ace, ta 😉


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