In French supermarkets they sell yogurt and fromage frais in little glass jars.
For some reason we only have plastic in the UK.
I love the various shapes you can get so always try and bring a few back to use as tea light holders.
They have tons of uses and one of the best is to use them for wine glasses for picnics at the beach!
Throw in a couple with tea lights in too and what a lovely way to spend a summer evening.
This time I brought three different styles back and the other night had some clay left from a wholesale order so made little discs which I flattened and then printed a single letter in each. I did the words FAMILLE and NOEL.
I used some linen twine I also bought in France (I can't get this string anywhere else so this time brought back about 15 rolls to make sure I don't run out) and looped the twine through the disc, wrapped it round the jar three times and tied it at the back.
With the NOEL letters I tend to use a lot of mercury glass at Christmas so decided to paint the discs silver but it was a little flat so I rubbed a little metallic black craft paint over the silver and just rubbed it in with my fingers so it simply 'stained' the silver.
They would look even better with a little sand or some foliage in the bottom.
Cute and cheap - just like me ;)