Turn An Old Candle Into New Decor

Dated: 09/25/2019

Views: 42

Turn An Old Candle Into New Decor

Have you been collecting old candle jars with the intentions of doing something with them? Or do you have a few sitting around your house that you just haven’t tossed yet? Reusing and recycling is not only ‘in’ right now, but it is eco-friendly! Instead of tossing those jars in the trash, consider ‘recycling’ them yourself. Here are the 5 steps to turn an old candle into a decorative jar that you can use in any room of your home! 

What you’ll need:

-Chalk paint

-Sandpaper

-Superglue

-Small decorative knob (design of your choice)

-Clear wax

-Paintbrushes

Step 1: Remove any remaining candle wax

There are several ways to do this, but the easiest and safest way is placing your jar into the freezer for a few hours. Wax hardens and shrinks when frozen, so you will be able to pop the remaining wax out with a butter knife. Scrape any remaining residue off and clean out the jar with soap and warm water.

Step 2: Paint the lid with chalk paint

If you have a color scheme in your home, choose a chalk paint that will accent the room you plan to use your jar in. White is always a safe choice if you are unsure! Be sure to grab a small piece of sandpaper to use between coats if you don’t already have some on hand. This will help to create a smooth finish on the lid. 

Step 3: Cover the lid with clear wax

After your chalk paint is sanded and wiped down, cover the lid with clear wax. This will add the perfect finishing gloss to the lid.

Step 4: Attach your knob

Using superglue, attach the knob to the center of your lid. Let the glue dry and set completely.

Step 5: Fill with goodies and display

Whether you’re using it for cottonballs in your bathroom or candy on your office desk, your new jar is ready to show off!

Blog author image

Ashley Harn

Ashley Harn Group was founded by Ashley Harn starting January 2017 with Nix & Associates Real Estate. Ashley Harn, formerly Bass, is a third generation Florida Native from Central Florida. Moving to S....

Latest Blog Posts

Turn An Old Candle Into New Decor

Turn An Old Candle Into New DecorHave you been collecting old candle jars with the intentions of doing something with them? Or do you have a few sitting around your house that you just haven’t

Read More

HABITS OF A TIDY HOMEOWNER

HABITS OF A TIDY HOMEOWNERWe all have that friend whose home seems to be spotless, no matter the time of day. You could swing by for a morning coffee or stop over for dinner, and it always looks

Read More

WHAT YOUR CARPET IS HIDING FROM YOU

WHAT YOUR CARPET IS HIDING FROM YOUHow many carpeted rooms in your home appear clean at a glance? Even if you think they all look clean, those carpets may not be very sanitary. Spring is here which

Read More

VIDEO--LEARN ABOUT THE APPRAISAL PROCESS

Wondering how to get accurate results through the APPRAISAL PROCESS? CLICK HERE to watch a short!

Read More