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How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Candle Holders

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Candle Holders

Candles are the ideal complements to decorate a room with recycled material as they create a warm environment. They also offer us the opportunity to create a lot of crafts with few materials, but with great results. For example, you can create a glamorous hanging candelabra with just a few mason jars, some wires and little candles. Follow the steps to find out in this OneHowTo piece on how to make hanging mason jar candle holders.

You'll need:

  • Glass bottles
  • Wire
  • Pliers or tongs
  • Candles
  • Matches or a lighter
You may also be interested in: How to Make Floating Candles at Home

Steps to follow:


The first step to make a hanging mason jar candle holder is to search for the actual mason jars that you can reuse to make this wonderful craft. No matter the size, just make sure the wire can support the jars so that will eventually hang nicely and do not fall. You can use some leftover ones you already have at home.

How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Candle Holders - Step 1

Cut out pieces of wire: These will be the ones you'll wrap the mason jars through, they should be five times larger than the diameter of the pot and they will serve to hang the jars and little candles around twice the distance from the stand.


Seal the ends of the wires by tying them together (giving them three or four turns) near their ends. Using a fine pliers, screw the short ends of the wires of the mason jar into a small spiral to avoid them getting caught somewhere. The jar's wire will be used to make a large loop.


Hold the wire out with your thumbs, focus on curled part and make sure it is halfway between your thumbs. Separate your hands to form the wire loop and hold in an oval shape.


Place the wire around the top of the mason jar to form two arches made with the wire at an angle of 180 degrees from each other. Then tighten the arches near the jar on both sides and intertwine them three or four times to form two wire handles, one on each side.


Fold the loops so that they are parallel to the sides of the bottle. The suspension wire should be folded in half , and then hang the mason jar from a top hook.


We recommend that before adding the candles inside, you should add some sand or some other material to help stabilize the hanging bottle. You can add a red ribbon for a Christmas mason jar candle.


Finally, light the Candles and voilà! If you want more candle DIY decor, take a look at how to make a DIY candelabra.

There are many presents you can make yourself using mason jars, here we give you some ideas.

How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Candle Holders - Step 8

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