Step 1: Gather Materials
Step 2: Make Handles for Jars
Step 3: Add Handles to Jars
Step 4: Prepare Cooling Rack
Step 5: Fill Jars with Sand and Candles
Courtesy of Taste of Home
First, find a metal cooling rack with a square grid. Next, gather some twine, thin gauge wire, scissors, wire cutters
and an assortment of small jars (we used glass baby food containers). Clean the jars thoroughly and remove any labels.
Begin by adding a wire handle to
each small jar. Loop thin gauge wire around
the rim’s base two times. Use wire cutters
to snip the wire, leaving about 1 inch at
each end. Twist the ends tightly to secure in
place, pressing excess wire against the jar
rim. Repeat for each jar.
Cut several 6- to 8-inch sections of
wire for the handles. On each jar, place one
end of a wire section under the wrapped
rim wire. Twist a small portion of wire
around the rest to secure in place. Insert
the other end of the wire on the opposite
side and wrap the remaining small portion
around the newly formed handle. Repeat
to add handles to each jar.
Prepare your cooling rack by securely tying several different lengths of twine randomly onto the grid. Then, cut four long, equal lengths of twine. Tie one at each
corner of the cooling rack on the opposite side of the other lengths of twine. Gather the four equal lengths of twine centered above the rack’s top, and make a square
knot to secure in place. Leave a few inches glass jar chandelier of room between the knot and the rack. Now, you can place a hook or other hanging device under the knot. To attach your miniature jar lanterns, tie each of the different lengths of twine to a wire handle.
Fill each little jar about 1/3 full of clean sand, and place a tea light candle into the sand base of each. (Be sure to press the candles firmly into the base so they don’t move around!) Finally, hang your newly created chandelier from a tree limb or sturdy structure, and light the candles using a long-handled lighter or matchstick.
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