Have you ever loved a glass jar candle but went the candle was finished, you just didn't know what to do with the glass jar? This post will share upcycling candle jar idea to turn it into a cute marker holder.
This candle jar was a Chesapeake Bay Candle(R) - Yankee Candle. My daughter loves candles and she knew I was doing upcycling projects for organizing and thought I could use this one after she was finished with it. The candle was smooth and cleaned out easily so I said "sure" I will take it. It's a very nice thick jar and smooth so it made it easy to upcycle.
What did this jar look like before the upcycling project?
This candle jar was very simple. It was clear glass and the label came off easily.
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I then placed the jar into the freezer for several hours. Then, I took a butter knife then popped out the hard wax, and washed and dried the candle jar. It was super easy and the wax came out clean.
What tools and supplies were needed to do this upcycling candle jar project?
The rest of the supplies were as follows:
Large ½ inch half pearls with a sticker on the back. I found them at Michael's in the scrapbook section.
Pearl Sticker Sheet by Recollections™ I found these also at Michael's in the scrapbook section.
The Inspire and Dream clear sticker came from Hobby Lobby in their scrapbook section.
And, a pair of scissors
How much did it cost to do this upcycling project?
It was pretty affordable. All I bought was the pearls which I have extra and can use for another project. It was about $20.00, this is including the candle. Since the candle jar was discounted at the Yankee Candle outlet store, my daughter spent about $5.00 on it.
How did I make this upcycling candle jar project?
First I cleaned the jar and fully dried the jar. I froze the jar and then took a knife and placed it around the edges of the candle jar and was able to pop out the frozen wax. This process took some time in the freezer.
Then, I added the top large pearls about ¼ inch apart from one another all the way around the jar. I angled the jar on its side to easily place the pearl stickers and gradually turned the jar as I added the pearls.
I then, placed cut the pearl sheet into three-row strips. I used both ends of the sheet so I had a straight line on one side of each sheet.
Then, added the three rows around the bottom of the candle jar, adjusting as I went. I measured the rest of the opening and cut the other stripe of three-row pearls so that it fits in the remaining spot.
I then added the clear inspired and dream labels on the center opposite from one another.
That's it! Now, it was time to organize! I then added my markers and other things to the newly upcycled candle jar. It is now proudly displayed on my desk in my office.
How long did it take to make this project?
This project took about ½ hour to make and is now being used in my office for pens and markers.
The big reveal of this upcycling candle jar project.
Here is how the upcycling candle jar looks now! I love it! What do you think?
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Tips and Tricks when making this project.
If you want you can do an etching paint effect inside the jar so the glass is a little more hidden.
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