Grey days are a great excuse to make stuff, particularly if you have kids around the place (I don’t have that as an excuse but I don’t care). Tealight holders are a great way to add a little light to your garden, though more in a ‘pretty ambience for BBQs’ than ‘spot a weed at 50 paces’ kind of way (they also make good alternative bridesmaid bouquets if you’re having a dusk wedding and have adult bridesmaids). However, they can be pricey in the shops.
With a little creativity, random junk you may otherwise throw away and a few inexpensive bits of decorative stuff from the shops, you can make your own tealight holders for a fraction of the usual cost. The above tealight holder was made from a left-over candle holder (the kind with the wax poured directly into them – I just soaked it in boiling water until the remaining wax fell out), a Lego frog (currently £1 from Lego shops, bought yesterday though I couldn’t find them on the website, possibly because it’s an initiative to raise money for an autistic children charity and the money goes directly to them rather than Lego) and glue.
This ridiculously simple guide to making your own tealight holders (sorry if it’s so simple as to be patronising!) will help you fill your garden with twinkling tealights.