Monday, November 28, 2011

oh baby

I've been hoarding a stack of baby food jars and
considering my kids are teenagers it seems
I really like to hoard stuff .

In one of the bargain shops the other day I found
battery operated tea lights .

This was very exciting for me because I hate
real candles with a passion .
I can't stand the waxy smell and instead
of relaxing with candles they make me tense waiting
for them to burn my house down .

Anyway blah blah blah I decided to finally
use some of the baby food jars .


I just used some coloured string wrapped around ,
turned on the little lights and popped them in the jars.

I wish you could see these in the dark they look so pretty .



You'll have to take my word for it as the photos don't
do them justice , they are so beautiful
 all twinkling away and
safe too.

13 comments:

Simply Sandy said...

What a great idea. It was definitely worth holding on to those baby food jars all those years!

Tania said...

I can understand the attraction of the proportions of a baby jar. Meanwhile I'm jaw-on-floor impressed you hung on to them for THAT long. Geez, imagine if you'd thrown 'em out!

mel @ loved said...

very pretty!

Barb said...

Aren't you clever....love it!

Stitchin' time said...

I've never used rubber bands, it's usually crepe paper or cellophane clear glued to the outside to give a stained glass effect. I'll have to try this.
Cheers,
Robyn

Jenny said...

So pretty, Clare - I bet they do look gorgeous twinkling in the dark.

VintageVicki said...

Very pretty - I need some of those tea-lights - MrVV is paranoid I'll burn the house down!

Shay said...

LOVE the idea of coloured string Clare.

You kept baby food jars for how long? Are you kidding? You should get some sort of hoarders award!

carina said...

What a good idea and you are not talking at your self i read it from the netherlands . Excuse mine poor english greating carina

Indigo Blue said...

Battery operated candles? Excellent idea. I have a similar illness when it comes to those mini jam jars that you sometimes get in hotels. After eating the jam they have to end up in my handbag!
xx

Selina said...

Such a simple idea but oh so effective, just love it!

I'll have to keep an eye out for those tea lights, haven't seen them before, they look awesome!

Sew Useful Designs said...

See Clare - you just knew those jars would come in useful one day didn't you?!!! I am an avid hoarder as well... but we won't go in to that! *giggle*

Just love what you've done - I bet they are gorgoeus too - the string gives them a stylish contemporary look - they're awesome!

You clever gal!

Hugs! Vikki xoxo

Sue-Anne said...

They look fantastic!