We're still experimenting with landscaping and logistics (where to put food, where to put drinks, how many people can we fit?) for the new patio , but we love the hanging jar candles that we used at our recent party. We saw this idea ~here~, gathered our supplies, and put these together mere hours before Kati's graduation party. They were pretty easy to make (especially after Ron supplied us with needle-nosed pliers) and had that farmhouse-y kind of charm I was looking for.
At the edge of dark, our very own Keeper of the Flame lit the candles...
and we enjoyed some flickering ambience.
Note: The apparent shortage of party guests is due to the fact that I didn't photograph the lights until after everyone had left!
Another note: If you click the link ~here~, scroll down and the video tutorial is on the right side of the web page. Martha was using a variety of antique jars (of course), but we used Mason jars that we had on hand.