Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.
I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!
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Friday, 13 January 2017
Firefly Lights Jars
I couple of years ago I made a light jar and liked the effect so much I decided to make some more this year. This photograph really does not do them justice, they are far prettier than they look here, especially if you put the lights on a slow twinkle.
In the autumn I like to do some pickling for my family and a while ago I purchased some second hand Kilner jars from ebay for this purpose. However, it was not a good purchase as I later discovered that they were only pennies more expensive new, and the lids of these jars were rusty and therefore unsuitable for food storage.
However, I did not want to waste the jars so I went on Pinterest to get some ideas of what else I might do with them. This project caught my eye and they are so simple to make. Back to ebay to buy battery operated macro lights and some suitable fabric.
My initial idea was to hide the batteries in the lid, but the battery pack was too large for that. However, because of the design of the Kilner jar I was able to take the wire out through the top of the loose lid and the little fabric mop cap nicely hides everything. I used red hairbands to hold the mop hats in place.
I think they would also look good outside on warm evenings ..... I would probably change the pattern on the fabric though!
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.