Tuesday, 12 May 2015

D.I.Y | Old candle jars to cute storage pots

I have been wanting to do this post for a few weeks now and I have finally got round to writing it. Now I really love candle jars like the large Yankee candles ones. About a year ago I got two large candles from a cheapy shop but they smelt disgusting. To be honest I only really got them for the jars. Now I wanted to make use of the lovely jars so I set myself the task of making something that I would love. And here's how I did it.

What you will need | 
1 Large candle jar (Any jar will do but that's what I used)
A knife.
Hot water.
Nail varnish in the colour of your choice.

Now these might sound like rather odd things that I used but I will explain along the way.

Step 1 |
Lay out newspaper on the surface you are going to be using. This just helps to protect the surface from getting wax all over it. Get your candle jar and clear all the remaining wax out. You can car fully use your knife to carve out the wax. I'm just using a picture of a Yankee candle for decorative purposes.

Step 2 |
If there are any labels around the candle then peel them of and clean the jar of any residue that's left. On my jars the labels were printed onto it so I carefully used a knife to scratch the print off. Please be careful when doing this.

 Step 3 | 
Use some glass cleaner to clean your jars inside and out.

Step 4 | 
Get the lid of your jar and paint the inside of glass. I used some old nail varnish for these. I used a glittery Barry M and then did another coat of purple. For the green I used a gold sparkly nail varnish and use this mint colour. Now each coat took around half an hour to dry fully, so some patients in needed for this part.

 Step 5 | 
Once the paint is dry clean them one more time with glass cleaner and then leave them with the lid's off to air overnight. It will help take the smell of nail varnish away.

Step 6 | 
Pop in the bits and pieces you want to keep in your jars and pop them somewhere on display. I like to keep a collection of my nail varnishes in mine. I'm also going to clear one out to use it to store all my hair bands in. I always lose them so it will be good to know where they are.

I really hope you enjoyed that little post, let me know if you would like to see more DIY type posts in the future. If you liked this then leave a comment, share it or don't (No pressure). 

Bye for now xxx

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