Make pretty paper Christmas tea-light holders
Give jam jars a pretty flourish and add a festive glow to your home
You will need
● Jam jars
● Translucent white paper
● Ribbon or string
● Newspaper or wrapping paper scraps
● Tea lights
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.