Candle jars decorated in vintage style; alter empty food glass jars into candles and decorate with fabric and metallic embellishments.
Find all the materials to craft the candle jars in Buddly Crafts shop
- Buddly Crafts 2mm Jute Cord – 5m Natural
- Viva Decor Clear Silicone Stamps – Letters & Embellishments Backgrounds #6
- Tsukinenko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Buddly Crafts Metal Flowers & Leaves – 50pcs Antique Bronze AB10
- Buddly Crafts Metal Butterflies Large – 10pcs Antique Bronze AB12
- Buddly Crafts 10mm Woven Houndstooth Ribbon – 3m Dark
- M BOSS Embossing Powder – Gold
- Kippers Poly Cotton Craft Fabric – Natural White 50 x 150cm
- Buddly Crafts Metal Claw Rivets – 12mm Hearts Antique Bronze 50pcs #V3
- Knorr Prandell Candle Wax Pellets – White 400g
- Knorr Prandell Candle Fragrance Oil – Lavender #615
- Knorr Prandell Round Candle Wick – ∅ 2.5mm
- Hot glue gun
- Craft knife
Remove labels and wash the jars. Dry them well.
Melt the wax pellets in a pot. You will need a bit more wax than the actual capacity of the jar. When the wax is in a liquid state, add few drops of the fragrance oil.
In the meantime, cut the wick in length longer than the jar. Deep it in the melted wax to absorb wax in order to avoid forming air bubbles during wax casting. Stick one side of the wick to the bottom of the jar with few drops of wax and twist and hold the other side on a stick to keep the wick in the middle when pouring the wax in the jar.
When the wax starts getting cold, it will contract in the center. To avoid having a hole in the center, when the wax sets a bit, use a stick or a round edge knife to make a hole in the center and refill it with more smelted wax. Depending on the diameter of the jar you may have to do that a couple of times.
When the wax is cold, use the acrylic stamp, the embossing ink and the gold embossing powder to decorate the glass jar. Just place the stamp on the jar, press it with your hand and continue with the powder and the heating.
Mark on the fabric two round shapes with the help of the jar lids. Cut a bit wider.
Glue the fabric on the top of the lid. Glue the jute cord around the lid with the glue gun.
Cut a 10x4cm piece of fabric. Fringed the long edges.
Tie a bow on the top of the jar. Pleat the piece of fabric and glued in the back of the butterfly.
Glue then, on the ribbon.
Decorate the lid with the metal embellishments and some ribbon.
For the second jar, cut a piece of fabric about 3cm width and as long as the perimeter of the jar. Glue in on the glass jar, then glue the ribbon and the butterfly. Repeat as above to decorate the lid.
Wow! This is amazing!!! Great step by step, Kyriakos!
Thank you Ilana 🙂