First, I have to say thank you to everyone who helped me see the light on Instagram yesterday! I really appreciate all the comments and emails - and esp the new followers. I promise I will follow you all back if I haven't done so already!
Now onto the DIY of the week...
I have seen a 1000+ pins on what to do with Bath and Body Works candles after they are finished. And while I do think the plain clear glass looks simple and chic, I wanted to do something more fun with them - you know, kick them up a bit!
Going off this pin and using all the leftover glitter I have from my DIY Glitter Bottle Bracelet Holders, I blinged these babies out. I made one solid glitter jar and one stenciled jar.
For both, all you need is Mod Podge, Glitter and empty candle jars. Trick: I poured boiling water into the jars to get the last bits of wax out. This is by far the best way to do it. As the wax melts, it smells awesome and then when the water cools, the cooled wax floats to the top. If you find some extra wax residue while washing them out, use baby oil or olive oil to remove it. So easy and much safer than putting glass in the freezer or boiling the entire jar.
For the solid glitter jar, I mixed up the mod padge with the glitter and then painted the inside of the jar. This makes it so that there is less glitter fall off. Also because the glitter is inside, the jar looks much more sparkly than if it were on top.
Poolside = Best BBW candle ever! Just so you know...
For the stencil jar, I created a stencil, taped it on, painted over the stencil with the mod podge and sprinkled glitter on top. This time I sprinkled because I needed a lot of coverage in a small area. The dot over the "J" didn't really work out as planned but I connected the two to make a longer "j". It's not the prettiest but I know that next time, I will print out the stencil on label paper to make a sticker. That way it will stick better and have cleaner lines.
Have you ever re-purposed empty candle jars? What fun Pinterest projects have you done recently?
And...if you did a DIY Pinterest post lately, join me in linking up with the SPD crew at the Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. link up!