Monday, August 9, 2010

Filtered Candlelight

I've had a thing about candles for a long time. I love their soft glow and the way they make a room feel cosy, even when it's freezing cold. Needless to say, I used a lot of them prior to our new heater being installed a couple of weeks back.

I usually just place a little tea light in a jar with some sand in the bottom, so the heat doesn't damage the surface it's sitting on, or I use an oil burner with some sweet essential oil added ...But then I saw the latest Donna Hay Magazine....

...and it has some jars covered in Muslin and tied with string...

I've covered jars in pretty paper before, but hadn't thought about muslin...

You learn something every day...

I just bought a metre of white muslin ($2.50) and left it double thickness, cut it to the height of the jar and wrapped it around, securing it with kitchen twine...I really like how soft it looks.


  1. The muslin looks great...Very stylish yet simple. Love Donna Hay's style, her books are picture perfect, let alone the food itself.
    Love the idea. Have a lovely week.

  2. Thanks Rebecca, so glad you dropped by! Have a terrific week's getting so close to Spring I can smell it

  3. Hi Melbourne Girl! Thanks for solving the mystery regarding the canine stew, I have added in the link to your post now :)
    ps thanks for being my latest follower!

  4. The muslin does look fabulous. I am definitely trying that one - love the soft look to it.
    Hope you are not getting washed or blown away in this amazing Melbourne weather we have been having

  5. Very clever idea, trust DH to come up with the goods.
    Millie ^_^

  6. Finally I have internet and so can catch up with all your projects, love the new fire place, looks fab. We are now in Australia and enjoying ever second of our 5month adventure. I will have to try the muslin wrapped jars they are perfect for the Beach House. xx

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