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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

DIY - Frosted candle jars

I saw a picture of a frosted jar on pinterest a few weeks ago and immediately set out on the prowl for the things I would need to make my own. I had so many candle jars lying around the house and figured it was about time I gave them a new life! Candles make me feel so warm and cosy, and it felt like the perfect tutorial to make for Autumn. I did go a little overboard and one became Christmas decor, but that's to be expected when i'm involved in anything craft related.


To start making your own frosted candle jars, you will need:

A glass jar of some kind.
Glass frosting spray paint.
Paper and scissors to make your designs.
Glue to attach your designs to the jar.


To begin, clean out your jars. As you can see, mine still had a ton of wax in them. I popped the jars into a saucepan of water and boiled it (be careful the water doesn't get into the jar), until the wax melts. You can then simply pour out the wax into a ice cube tray and reuse as wax melts or throw it away. 


Once your jars are clean, you need to create your designs. I cut out a Christmas tree, heart and the word "love" out of paper.


Then I got some ribbon and tied it around the last jar to try and make a funky design. Make sure you don't use superglue because you want it to peel off easily when you've sprayed them. I had some sticky glow in the dark paint so used that for mine.


Then I took everything outside to spray with the glass frosting. I put down a bin liner to make sure I didn't get it all over the floor, and started spraying one at a time. 




I was expecting to have to  use a couple of coats of paint, but one did it perfectly. I then waited for it to dry (30 minutes) and peeled off my designs. I used some "sticky stuff" remover on the glue and voila, here are my frosted glass jars. I simply popped in little tea lights and they were ready to go. 







If you decide to make your own, please share a picture or link below so I can take a look :) 






17 comments:

  1. Glass frosting spray? How have I only now heard of such a thing?! These have come out wonderfully and I, of course, very much appreciate and admire the Christmas themed frosted glass .. anything Christmas-related is good in my books! Well done on such a fabulous DIY creation! Hope your week is going well so far! :)

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    1. I know, it's so awesome! Only problem is now I want to frost everything, lol! Aww thank you for your lovely comment. Just checked out your recent post and left you a comment. I love the picture of your laptop on the blanket. So snuggly! Have an amazing time in Barcelona :)

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  2. This is brilliant! Thanks so much! I'm going to do this with one of the tall glass vases I got last year with flowers in it for some brown branches from the woods. PERFECT fall decor!

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    1. That's a great idea! I'm thinking of buying some cheap glasses to frost them since I have a ton of the spray left over :)

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  3. Amazing idea, it's super simple but looks amazingly cute !
    this is just perfect, thanks for the diy :)

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    1. Thank you Hassna. It was fun to do and really didn't take much time at all. Would have been a lot quicker if I'd had stencils or stickers as I spent most of my time cutting the shapes and letters out :)
      Left you a comment on your September favourites :)

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  4. SO cute and creative. Loveee it!

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    1. Thank you Aditi :) I've been obsessed with your necklace in your recent post. Do you know if heavendropt ship to the UK by any chance?

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  5. Love this idea! I already re-use my old candle jars but never thought of doing this! The frosting idea is fab!
    Levi x
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    1. Thanks Levi. Only down side is I'm now burning more candles to make more jars... lol! Thinking of doing a few to store my makeup brushes in :)

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  6. wow these turned out great! what a good DIY project! i need to start saving my old candle jars and try this!

    xo, carli
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    1. Mine used to just get thrown out and I wish I'd saved them all. They would make beautiful makeup brush holders too :)

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  7. These are so cute! I'm going to make some Christmas themed ones to make my house look all festive for the season
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

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  8. Lovely cute jars such a great idea!
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  9. Lovely idea!
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  10. glass frosting spray??? Where has this been all my life!!
    You have inspired me to make some of these glasses :)

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  11. love the look of those jars. Could you tell me the make of the frosted spray you used?

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