DIY Glitter Vase

by Melissa

I love me some glitter. It doesn’t matter how old I get glitter will always be sparkly and fun.

Although I will admit I don’t like cleaning up the mess that it makes. Today though we are going to break out the glitter, lots of it, and make us a fun DIY glitter vase.

This project is quick and easy and the perfect way to recycle candle jars after you have enjoyed them.

Jazz up your home with this diy glitter vase, perfect for recycling old candle jars.

 

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Jazz up your home with this diy glitter vase, perfect for recycling old candle jars.

Directions:

The first step is cleaning out your candle jar. A great way to get out all of the excess candle wax is by melting it down in a boiling pot of water. CAUTION: Wear your oven mitts as the candle jar will be hot. Once you have gotten all of the wax poured out, let it cool completely and then wash it out again with soap and water. If any leftover residue is still hanging around you can wipe it down with rubbing alcohol.

A great way to get out all of the excess candle wax is by melting it down in a boiling pot of water. CAUTION: Wear your oven mitts as the candle jar will be hot. Once you have gotten all of the wax poured out, let it cool completely and then wash it out again with soap and water. If any leftover residue is still hanging around you can wipe it down with rubbing alcohol.

Once you have gotten all of the wax poured out, let it cool completely and then wash it out again with soap and water. If any leftover residue is still hanging around you can wipe it down with rubbing alcohol.

Next is the fun part…. all the glitter!

Using your foam brush apply the mod podge to the inside of the candle in a thin but even coat. Once it is fully coated dump in a good amount of glitter and start rolling it around. I would suggest doing this over a piece of paper so any excess glitter can be easily poured back into your container.

Jazz up your home with this diy glitter vase, perfect for recycling old candle jars.

Now it’s the waiting game. Go make yourself a glass of sweet tea or whatever you prefer because it is going to be a minute. Better yet, just go catch up on your DVR.

Jazz up your home with this diy glitter vase, perfect for recycling old candle jars.

Once it finally does get dry if you feel like there are spots missing or see through you can apply a second coat. Just use the same technique with a thin layer of mod podge, glitter, and swirl.

Finally, it’s done!

Jazz up your home with this diy glitter vase, perfect for recycling old candle jars.

 

If glittering it up isn’t on your list of ways you would like to reuse a candle jar then how about checking out some of these ideas.

Great ways to recycle old candle jars.

Candle jars can be used for all sorts of great things like in the bathroom for cotton balls, cotton rounds, and Q-tips. In the office for things like paper clips and pencils or a wide variety of craft supplies. So many options… So the next time you are thinking about needing a jar go buy yourself a candle, enjoy and then recycle. It’s a two for one. Sweet!

I would love to know, how do you like to recycle your candle jars?

 

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Jenna Wood September 6, 2015 - 3:13 AM

Wow, the glitter really brings a whole new life to the empty candle jar! If you don’t want to use hot water you can actually place the jar in the freezer for a few hours and the wax should remove quite easy!

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