Recycle glass jars and turn them into pretty candleholders
Takes 1hr Cost £15.99*
Clean glass jars Glass Frosting spray paint, £8.99, Plastikote Black card, £1.50 for a pack of eight, Hobbycraft
Scissors Pencil Modelcraft Trimaway Knife, £3.50 for three, Hobbycraft Cutting mat Bostik all-purpose adhesive, £2, Hobbycraft
1 Wipe the jars and coat them with a layer of frosting spray paint, then leave to dry. Wrap a piece of black card around the jar and cut to size, so the ends overlap by 1cm and it is tall enough to accommodate your design. A woodland forest scene is a simple idea to get started with, but you could do anything you like, from houses to snowmen. Draw your chosen image onto the card and carefully cut it out using a craft knife and mat. 2 Dab glue over the card (do this on the side with pencil marks so they won’t be seen on the final result) and spread it out to an even layer, coating all of the card. Leave for a few minutes until the glue is no longer white. Wrap the card around the jar, smoothing it down as you go. Leave to dry completely before using. Safety note Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Frosted eucalyptus light-up garland, £35; wooden stag countdown calendar, £9, both The Contemporary Home do it in just 1hr!