Thursday, September 22, 2011

DIY: Mason Jar Candle Holder

During our spring cleaning earlier this year, we found a random mason jar in our linen closet. I had no idea where it came from, but Hubsey seems to think his old roommate got it as a wedding favor. I'd like to think that some friendly neighbor is sneaking into our house and leaving presents, and maybe they'll leave money next time, but I doubt it.

Anywho, I thought I'd do something with it. This from Pinterest, specifically.


You'll need:
a mason jar (or other glass receptacle)
interesting paper of your choosing
Mod Podge
a paintbrush


Cut up (or in the case of my ancient piano music, gently tear) the paper. Put a layer of Mod Podge on the glass, arrange a piece of paper how you want it, and put another coat of Mod on top. Repeat until the glass is covered. For mine, I layered several pieces of paper to make it more like a collage.


Let it dry for a few hours. Grab a votive candle and realize that perhaps you didn't place your paper very well:


Whoops. The sheet music was thicker than I realized. And those bare spots at the top that looked pretty cool in natural light looked REALLY stupid with a candle.

Good thing I bought a back-up jar at GoodWill when I was there getting candelabras. Let's try this again:

Kind of creepy for Halloween, no?

There we go! As Borat would say, great success.

Have you tried out any of your pins lately? How'd it go?

11 comments:

  1. That came out great! Of course, I would have done the same thing and had to have done it twice. I would have been ripping at the first jar though because I wouldn't have thought ahead. I hope you'll come by and link up today!

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  2. That's beautiful! Good thing you had a backup!
    Happy Thursday! :)

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  3. lovely! i love me some modge podge! i need to get around to making some DIY's for the fall season!

    brittany
    prettylittlevintage

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  4. I tried the melted crayon art in the sun from Pinterest. The first one using the sun was just okay the second one using a blowdryer was better. The third one I tried to do by running the crayons through a hot glue gun and it was a dismal failure, plus I got melted purple wax all over the white kitchen floor. Epic FAIL!!! I have discovered that really the only way to get that off is with the Magic Eraser (or a knife). I think I'll stick to Pinterest food ideas for a while :) ~ Suzi

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  5. Looks great! Love that you sared the mistake... makes me not feel so bad about redoing projects 10 times lol!

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  6. Great idea and project. I recently bought a mason jar to store my Wilton tips in but I realized I didn't like the way they looked in there and it was not very practical because you had to dump the whole jar just to see what you had. A candle holder is a great idea to use that jar for!

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  7. this is so fun! on halloween we put tea lights in these jars and hand them in our tree!

    [oomph.]

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  8. LOL! Suzi, that's awesome. Bummer about the floor, but hilarious to picture.

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  9. Wow that's very cool :)

    http://bowtiedbeauty.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  10. I like this take on a halloween votive--it would be great year round especially with the current craze of everything musical.

    Thank you for joining in at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

    Erika

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