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Washi Wednesday #4 - Guest Post by Amanda

Hi everyone!  I am Amanda from She’s Eclectic and this is my first guest post as part of the Philofaxy All Stars Tour 2013.  As a regular reader of My Purpley Life I have enjoyed Jennifer’s Washi Wednesday posts and as a fellow washi lover I wanted to have a go at making something myself.  I went onto Pinterest for inspiration and found an idea for making pretty candle jars.

All you need for this project is
  •       A glass jar – I used an empty jam jar
  •        Washi tape
  •        Scissors
  •        A tea light candle
This is actually a really easy thing to make, the only tricky part is the first and last rows of tape as the jars are slightly curved at the bottom and have the grooves for the lid at the top.

Starting at the bottom, wrap your first row of tape onto the jar.  It will probably crease up a little but you can smooth it out with your finger after you have cut the strip from the roll.

Then add the next row of tape as close to the first as possible.  If you keep the tension in the roll as you wrap it around the jar the tape is less likely to wrinkle.  Also make sure to start each row in the same place so all the joins will be in a neatish row and can be kept at the back of the jar.  The great thing about washi tape is if you make a mistake or you don’t like how it looks you can remove it and try again.

Continue wrapping strips of tape around the jar until all the glass is completely covered right up to the top.

Add your tea light candle inside the jar, wait until dark and then light it.  Because washi tape is slightly translucent the light from the candle shines through the jar and looks really pretty.

VoilĂ !

I hope you enjoyed my washi Wednesday post and thank you to Jennifer for letting me guest star on her blog!

Thank you, Amanda for doing this Washi Wednesday Tutorial! 


  1. Oh, such a great idea! These are super pretty!

  2. Lovely - I have put wash tape round all my tea lights, but have loads of empty glass jars without lids at home so may do this with my boys :-)

    1. Thank you :) My daughter is waiting patiently for us to finish another jar of something so she can make one too!

  3. Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for showing these- they're lovely-the way the light shines through is fab. Hope your DD enjoyed making hers! x


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