Last year I accidentally discovered that a flared votive candle holder will fit the top of a Mason or Ball canning jar. That post is here showing a filled jar with the candle. I wanted to enter a jar with that concept into the fair, but I knew that two glass pieces not held together would be a problem. Still, I had some goodies to use, more gold apples and some red berries. I also found some jewels on a clearance rack (couldn’t resist those!).
I put the apples inside, then set the votive holder into the top.
Then I wondered, would the ring part of the lid fit over the votive holder?
Well, yes it did! I took it back off, and started playing with the fillers. The glittery gold apples were perfect for a holiday decoration, along with some fake cranberries.
I added a couple of red apples too.
I had this wonderful beaded trim left over from another project, and it was just enough to go around the jar ring. I hot-glued it onto the ring, then replaced it on the top over the votive holder.
I added a ribbon rose to cover the seam.
Some of the clear jewels are in this jar.
The green and gold beaded trims goes nicely with the fall colors too, so I can use it now and then into December. Those gold and root beer jewels go well for autumn. I think changing the ribbon rose to a gold one would go better through the fall holidays.
I had a little corn cob, and some fall leaves to go with the tiny pine cones and fall color fillers. The red rose was changed to a gold leaf.
All I have to do now, is open it up again, and change the inside items to change holidays. One caveat, although I am showing this with a real candle, I recommend using a battery operated one for safety with a trimmed jar ring.
Have you started any holiday crafting?