Glass in your garden: how-to décor tips
Here’s a quick, creative and chic way to lighten-up your garden parties this summer.
Recycle a few glass jars into an lovely outdoor chandelier. Not only is it a cinch to put together, it will give your outdoor celebration an extra touch of class.
Thanks to our friends over at CasaSugar for the tip. Full instructions after the jump.
- 10-12 spare glass jars (mason jars, baby food, jam)
- Circular gridded cooling rack
- Thick and thin gauge wire
- Beaded chain and locking links
- 1 large S hook
- 10-12 small S hooks
- Wire cutters
- Sand or small pebbles
- 10-12 tea lights
How to make it:
- Wash all your recycled materials.
- Turn over your cooling rack, and at its center cross two lengths of the thick wire, looping their ends through the feet on the rack and twisting them to secure them.
- Attach the large S hook by twisting the wire at the point where the two wires cross (at the center).
- Under the lip of your jar lids, wrap the thinner wire around the tops three or four times, and tuck the ends underneath the wire to secure it.
- Cut various lengths of beaded chain using wire cutters at twice the length you want them to hang from the cooling rack. You may consider a random arrangement or some sort of pattern for hanging.
- Loop a piece of beaded chain through the thin wire on one jar, and then lock its ends together with the links. Do this with all the jars.
- Fill the base of the jar with sand or pebbles, and then place a tea light on top.
- Hang the cooling rack above your dinner table, or wherever you’d like it to be.
- Then, hook your candle-filled jars with the small S hooks onto the cooling rack.
- Use a long lighter to light them right before guests arrive, and fini!
P.S. please share a photo of your creation with us on Facebook! We’d love to see it.