Monday, October 8, 2012

Upcycled Crochet Votive Candle Holders

I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit that I even though I started and finished this project months ago, I've been so busy that only now have I forced myself to blog about it.  Inspired by Creative Carmelina, I wanted to try my hand at creating my own upcycled crochet holders.  As there's never any shortage of glass jars in our house from all of the pickled food that we eat, I thought it would be a great idea to crochet some votive candle holders with them.

You can really use any sort of container you might otherwise recycle or dispose of.
You can also use any sort of yarn although I used vintage doily yarn since I have so much of it sitting around crying out to be used.  I also really like the effect of the doily yarn.  When the candle is glowing, it looks like lace.
Here's a shot of the holders nearly finished with some zucchini bread I baked.  This is our living room where a lot of crocheting is commenced.
I thought I might be going a little overboard crocheting the tops of the holders but in the end, that extra little bit of detail really brings the whole set together.
Of course, you can use the holders to hold more than just candles.  They're quite portable and stackable too.
So next time you're about to toss that empty glass jar into the recycling bin, just think of something more than you can create with it!


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    1. Thank you so much! They were a lot of fun to make too!

  2. This is a very good idea.. You know I have made some crochet jar covers.. But candle holder idea from jars is so good..:))
    Best wishes...

    1. Thank you. I really like the sparkling lighting effect that the candle makes through the crochet work. Have a great day!