DIY weddings: Easy twinkly candles

DIY weddings: Easy twinkly candles

It’s time to get creative with Claire again! In this article, Claire shows you how to make these lovely and very simple twinkly candles.

Easy twinkly candles

Difficulty: Easy / Time: 0.5 hours per item / Cost: 50p per item
An absolute winner for decorating any part of your wedding. Whether you use them to line the aisle, hang them from a tree or use them to light the pathways in the evening. These easy decorations take no time at all but can create a big impact.

What you will need:

  • A selection of glass jars (we asked people to collect them for us)
  • Coloured ribbon (2 metres per jar)
  • Twine
  • Double sided tape
  • Tealight candles – traditional or LED


Take your clean glass jar and stick a small piece of double sided tape on the neck of the jar. Next take the middle of the length of twine and stick to the tape. Then wrap around the neck of the jar crossing over on the opposite side. Repeat, wrapping and crossing over 2 – 3 times and then tie in a bow.

Cut the ribbon in half and slip the end of one of the ribbons under the twine you’ve wrapped around the neck and tie a knot.

Repeat on the opposite side. Your glass jar should now be able to be hung by the two ends of the ribbon.

Pop a candle into the jar and you’re done!


Tip: If you’re feeling a little more creative, try cutting shapes out of a page of an old book or tissue paper and wrapping around the outside of the jar, securing with some double sided tape.


Wedding photos by Kerry Bartlett –


Ask Claire… Our DIY wedding articles are written by the lovely and very talented, Claire. Claire is a graphic designer who created an array of beautiful handmade wedding decorations and props for her own wedding at Sopley Mill near Christchurch in 2015. If you fancy any of the items on our DIY weddings page but haven’t got time to make them yourself,  you can contact Claire by emailing and she can make them for you!