Gorgeous shimmering tealight holders made from old glass jars

I really love the simplicity of this Christmas project. All it takes is a handful of clean glass jars. They could be from coffee or sauce or jam jars. It works best to have a cluster of different sizes, heights and widths. All you need to be sure of is that a tealight will fit inside!


Copper leaf is rich, magical and on trend or modern interiors

This is such a super simple project. All you need is Gold Size by Annie Sloan and some metallic leaf. You can use brass for a gold effect, aluminium for silver or copper as I have done. Simply apply a light coat with an artistry brush to the clean, dry surface of the glass and once it is semi-dry and has reached its tacky bluish colour it is ready to apply the leaf.

I create an abstract patter that would allow plenty of light to shine through

You can use loose or transfer and gently ease into place with a soft, dry brush. Once thoroughly dry, brush away the excess with your brush.

Wonderful room centrepiece when displayed as a cluster of different heights.
So simple and easy to achieve – you can do this on Christmas Eve!

I’d love to see your versions of this. Some of you have been creating absolute masterpieces with my Rusty Baubles Saltwash project and I think this has the same capacity for personal interpretation and mega styling. Please share on my page or tag me in Instagram (that’s @jonathonmarcmendes_paintedlove) I can spot your work!

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