Bride to be Natalie Wilkins has created these fabulous personalised tea-light jars using Asda's bargain glass storage jars. She estimates the rough cost for making them works out to about a pound each. The idea would work just as well with Jam Jars too, if you want to shave even more pennies off the budget! She plans to use them to line the path at her wedding venue to create a stunning effect and guide her guests in the dark. You could also use these as centrepieces or put them on the drinks bar. The jars are personalised using tissue paper and spell out her and her fiance's name but obviously you could choose hearts, flowers or anything you fancy.
You will need:
Print out of whatever effect you want to put on the jars (in this case, it's letters)
Step One: Take the lid off the jar, apparently this is easy to do.
Step Two: Measure and cut out a strip of tissue paper
Step Three: Trace and cut out the letter (or a symbol of your choice) from the tissue paper using a craft knife
Step Four: Cover the outside of the jar in white PVA glue, place tissue paper over it and cover in white PVA glue again
Step 5: Once the PVA has dried, add a layer of varnish over the tissue paper, pop a tealight in and enjoy the effect!
Many thanks to Natalie Wilkins for the idea and the photographs.