A simple and beautiful patio decoration! All you need is wire, wire cutters, mason jars, and candles! A pretty piece you will love all summer long! Day or night they are beautiful!
I acquired some beautiful blue ball mason jars and was so excited to use them! To me they are simple, clean, and beautiful just the way they are. I was lucky enough to have enough of them that had the glass lids to make this beautiful display on my patio.
First I ran all of the jars through the dishwasher and they came out looking like new! I took a roll of wire and ran a strand attaching the ends to two trees on each side of our patio. I knew the jars would be heavy and weigh it down so I pulled it as tight as I could, without hurting the trees. Next I attached each jar using a small piece of wire, and simply wrapping it around the little handle that keeps the jar lid on. I added a nice big candle on the inside (bigger than a tea light) so there would be a nice big flame in each at night!
They really are pretty during the day and add a great touch to summer nights!
My favorite part is that I can put the lids right back on when they are not lit to keep water and dirt out of the jars. It works magnificently.
A couple times throughout the summer if we had a party I would attach balloons with twine in between the jars, or flags for the 4th of July – so fun and festive.
When the candles burn out I simply stick the jars in the freezer for a little while, when they are removed you can gently use a butter knife to pop the melted wax right out so you can add a new one! I also did tighten the wire once through the summer!