Candles and mistletoe.

A little bit of Christmas cheer for my house. 

And a little bit of romance.

I thought I'd have a go at a simple idea I saw in a magazine - a reused jar with a tea-light and some mistletoe tied to the rim with string. I've adapted it by using a mason jar I already have, a larger candle and some reused ribbon. 

Mistletoe, a British native woodland plant, is symbolic of romance, fertility and vitality. And according to ancient Christmas custom a man and woman meeting under hanging mistletoe are obliged to kiss.

Sounds worth a try to me. So I'm off now to find somewhere to hang my remaining mistletoe.

Here's to romance


  1. I love this - it's simple and effective and easy to make, plus it looks beautiful. We've been having fun with jam jars and tea lights at my house too! x

  2. the simple things are the nicest aren't they, it looks lovely, Heather x

  3. I am loving your Jar!
    I think I will now go and make something similar for my mantelpiece, ....
    Thank you for being inspiring!
    Daisy j x

    1. Glad you like it - it was easy peasy to do xo


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