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5 Makes to Help You Through Dark Wintry Evenings

As the sun begins to set earlier and earlier, you may find comfort in some crafts that bring warm light to your cosy evenings indoors. The glimmer of a flickering candle or some pretty fairy lights is highly desired to create a serene ambience, and these simple ideas let you get crafty while achieving the ultimate in autumnal decor.

5 Makes to Help You Through Dark Wintry Evenings

1. Rope tealight holders

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A collection of tealights creates a soothing warm glow, and even if you’re wary of a real flame, you can always use an LED tealight candle for an equally effective result. Create a personalised tealight holder by glueing some natural rope or twine into an intricate design on a jam jar. Why not try our lovely Natural Seagrass Rope for an earthy, organic feel, or add lace for a delicate finish.

2. Fairy light jars

Repurposing supplies you already have is always satisfying, especially when the end result is a pretty jar, perfect for displaying on a shelf. All you’ll need is an old coffee jar, fairy lights and some decorative embellishments. The little lights reflect beautifully inside the glass, creating the perfect backdrop for a dainty lace creation. Siobhan Ferguson has created a full guide on how to make this jar light project - why not make a few as gifts for your loved ones?

3. Personalised light box

Get ready to express yourself with an inspiring personalised light box, where a stunning sentiment is enhanced by fairy lights. You could choose a motivational quote or keep it seasonal with a Halloween or Christmas themed message. Penelope Quinn has put together a simple step-by-step guide for this fun make, but don’t be afraid to get creative, as the possibilities are endless!

4. Lampshade craft

A plain lampshade can be updated in so many ways! Start with a straightforward upcycling project; simply fix glitter and embellishments to the shade to instantly add glamour. Stick to one coordinating colour scheme for a flawless finish, such as this Dawn Bibby Pink Poppy Embellishments Collection (484354). If you want to get even more crafty, you could create some beautiful stitched designs from detailed fabrics, and create a scenic design that wraps around the lampshade. Don’t forget to check out this handy guide to glues and adhesives to ensure your make will stand the test of time!

5. Homemade candles

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If you’re a candle lover, you will be no stranger to the comfort and relaxation they can bring to a room. By making your own candles, you can completely personalise the scents and colours so they blend perfectly with your tastes and decor. Try some of our Eazi Candle colourings to add a splash of vibrancy to your candles - you can create a solid colour, or swirl in the dye to create a stunning marble effect.