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Candle Chandeliers




Quilted jam jars holding votive candles hang from a grape-covered arbor. As night falls, crystals wired to the bottoms of the jars will cast refracted candlelight onto the stucco walls.


  • Jam jars
  • Chandelier crystals
  • 20-gauge wire
  • U-shaped 24-gauge wire
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Votive candle


  1. Step 1

    Collect enough jam jars and chandelier crystals for the project. Wrap 20-gauge wire around the top of each jar at one of its grooves (the wire should be snug but not overly tight).

  2. Step 2

    Hook a U-shaped 24-gauge wire onto the first wire, leaving a small gap so it "swings" under the jar. Make a small crimp in the wire where the crystal will hang; attach a crystal.

  3. Step 3

    Use 20-gauge wire to create a hanger. Tighten all wires by twisting them with needlenose pliers. Place a votive candle inside the jar.

  4. Step 4

    Hang jars from chains purchased at a hardware or jewelry-supply store.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2006



Reviews (3)

  • hygie 6 Sep, 2014

    How confusing... and no close up of the finished product. I want to see these and possibly make them!

  • Suzanne8 25 Mar, 2014

    Seems like a great idea but we can't really see the finished product, any way to show them better?

  • snowmoonelk 2 Jan, 2014

    It would be nice to actually see the chandelier in the picture - and "quilted"? How is it quilted? I am sure this is an excellent project, but more and bigger pictures, please.