I have been browsing the internet, mostly via Pinterest, for craft ideas and came across these gorgeous votives. These would look lovely out in the garden on a summer evening 🙂

illuminated votives

They were very simple to make.

This is what you need:


First measure around the circumference of the jar and then the depth of the the jar. Roughly cut out strips of fabric approximately 1cm wide to fit.

Next coat the strips of fabric in pva glue mixed with water (approximately 2 parts glue:1 part water), squeezing off any excess so its not dripping. Then place the strip inside the jar, patterned side out.


Using a brush, gently smooth over to remove any air bubbles. Continue to do this all the way round the jar. Leave to dry overnight.



For the purposes of the photos, I used tealights but its probably adviseable to use battery operated tealights or those little battery powered led lights would look lovely too 🙂

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