Valentine’s Candy Jars & Centerpiece

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.

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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.

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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.

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Paint candlesticks and lids with two thin coats of Maxx Gloss, catching drips if necessary.

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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.

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I painted a wooden tray to match the candy jars with Ceramic Tile and Aqua Waters.

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Add other embellishments as desired.  I added twine, a beautiful brooch, a metal tag, label, and Washi tape.  And, of course, the candy!

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Doesn’t this make a beautiful centerpiece?  Happy Valentine’s parties!

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Disclosure:  DecoArt provided me with paint and compensation for this post. Of course, all ideas are my own.

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