Brighten up your mantelpiece with jam jars decorated using doilies and paper hearts, or arrange a cluster by your bedside for a cosy and charming source of light for late-night reading.
- Clean glass jars
- Small paper doilies
- Coloured paper/card
- PVA glue
Wash and dry the jars to remove any grease. Brush a circle of PVA glue onto one side of the jar and gently lay a paper doily on top. Smooth down the doily from the centre out and brush more adhesive under the edges, if necessary. Leave to dry.
Decorate the jar by glueing a circle of coloured paper to the middle of the doily. Wrap a length of coloured or metallic cord around the jar several times and knot tightly. Trim the ends. Layer pretty buttons onto coloured card hearts fix to the centre of the jar using a thick PVA glue to help the flat back bond to the curved surface of the jar.
Decorate the jars in different styles to create a unique look. Pop in a tea light candle and place around your home for a romantic feel.