After spotting boring candy jars on a store shelf, I knew I could create prettier ones, while recycling empty glass jars at the same time. And this is what I made.
It’s so, so easy! Start with empty jars and lids that you have thoroughly cleaned. Find old candlesticks at the dollar store, thrift shop or local garage sale.
Paint the jar lids and candlesticks. I used two coats of Americana Decor Maxx Gloss by DecoArt in Candy Apple [red], Aqua Waters; and I mixed together Ceramic Tile [white] and Candy Apple to create pink.
Paint candlesticks and lids with two thin coats of Maxx Gloss, catching drips if necessary.
Once the paint is completely dry, adhere the jars to the candlesticks with E-6000 glue. Also adhere faux knobs to lids, using fun window hardware, buttons and drawer pulls.
I painted a wooden tray to match the candy jars with Ceramic Tile and Aqua Waters.
Add other embellishments as desired. I added twine, a beautiful brooch, a metal tag, label, and Washi tape. And, of course, the candy!
Doesn’t this make a beautiful centerpiece? Happy Valentine’s parties!
Disclosure: DecoArt provided me with paint and compensation for this post. Of course, all ideas are my own.