Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Recycling a Candle Jar

My sister gave me a scented candle in a glass jar for my birthday.  When the candle was finished, I decided to turn the glass jar into a small vase or tea light holder rather than put it in the rubbish.  When I stay at my sister's house she always puts a fresh rose from her garden in a little jug beside my bed, so I thought I'd do the same for her.

This is the little glass jar.

 I bought some 'script' paper from Spotlight (craft store).  I traced around the jar.  It is slightly tapered so I needed to cut a slight curve across the top.

I applied mod podge matt to the paper and stuck it to the glass.  Once it was dry I applied two more coats of mod podge to protect the paper.

The finished vase

The script paper had a printers block design on the reverse side which you can see on the inside.

Quick and easy.

The Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday


  1. Love recycling; what a nifty and lovely vase. Very pretty!

  2. Clever! I love the idea of reusing things when we live in such a disposable society! x Sharon

  3. I really like this idea! Very original. Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  4. I just found your wonderful blog via "The Graphics Fairy". What a cute jar. I'm sure your sister loved the gesture. I found some glass bottles at a store yesterday and I want to put a label on them to give out as Christmas presents. Now I know how to make them. Thanks for sharing. I'm now your newest follower. I would love a follow back.



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