Make pretty paper Christmas tea-light holders

Tea lights

You will need
● Jam jars
● Translucent white paper
● Ribbon or string
● Newspaper or wrapping paper scraps
● Tea lights

To make
Wrap a strip of translucent white paper (preferably with a snowflake design) around an old jam jar, securing with a length of ribbon or string.

Cut simple motifs like a heart or sprig of holly out of newspaper or scraps of wrapping paper and tuck behind the string, then place a tea light in the jar.

Group together to create a glowing table centrepiece or line up along a mantelpiece.

Remember, never leave a lighted candle unattended.

Photos: Rachel Whiting. Styling: Laura Vine

Vintage French jam jars, from a selection, Baileys. White wrapping paper, £2.25/sheet, Paperchase. Red-and-white baker’s twine, £3.90, Pipii. Handmade Italian red patterned paper, £3/sheet, Shepherds.

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