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Show your mum some love with this creative candle jar

05 May 2021

This creative candle jar is sure to brighten your mum’s Mother’s Day. Try upcycling a jam jar or use a mason jar for a more vintage look. You can get even more creative and make a collection of candle jars with different masked shapes. 

You will need:

Step 1: Begin with a glass jar.

Step 2: Use masking tape to tape over the front portion of the jar.

Step 3: Use scissors to cut a heart shape out of paper. Create double-sided tape by forming a loop with a piece of sellotape. Attach these loops of sellotape to the masking tape.

Step 4: Trace around the outside of the heart with a marker pen.

Step 5: Remove the paper heart and use a sharp craft knife to cut around the outline of the heart on the masking tape. Peel off the masking tape, leaving only the heart.

Step 6: Paint the glass jar with your own design and choice of colours. Fleur used Resene Lucky Point, Resene Green House, Resene Smitten, Resene Hopskotch and Resene Noosa.

Step 7: Once the paint is touch dry, carefully remove the taped heart.   

Step 8: Make a gift tag and attach it to the top of the jar with string or ribbon. Place a candle in the jar for mum to light later and wrap it up for a fun Mother’s Day gift.

Project and images Fleur Thorpe

Published: 05 May 2021