Repurposing Candle Jar

How to Repurpose Candle Jars Into a Functional Piece Decor

Save and repurpose candle jars into a beautiful and useful piece in your home.

Repurpose Candle Jar

If you have followed me on my social media accounts and this blog, you probably know already that aside from keeping empty containers, I also make them pleasing to the eyes.

And candle jars are no excuse. They are gorgeous and they can be reused into something practical like a flower vase, organizer, and more.

Of course, you don’t need to makeover the jars. But if you feel like crafty, then a little transformation of the glass candle jars will simply add beauty.

So in this post, I will show you an easy trick to transform candle jars into Anthropologie-like functional decor. I will be applying the decoupage technique, just like the terra cotta pots makeover I did in my last post.

How to Repurpose Candle Jar

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You’ll Need:

Empty candle jars
Mod Podge
Foam brush / Applicator
Decorative paper napkin (I got it from President’s Choice grocery store)(Optional) Gold spray paint

1. Remove the wax from the candle jar. I put candle jars on lukewarm water and leave for a few minutes. The warm temperature will help release the wax from the bottom of the container.  

Then wash the inside with soap and warm water. Let it dry completely.

2. If your decorative paper napkin is a two-ply napkin, remove the other layer.

decorative paper napkin

3. Measure the amount of paper napkin that you will need to cover the jar.

4. Apply a Mod Podge on the outside of the jar.

Repurpose Candle Jar

5. Then carefully put the napkin. Trim excess paper napkin. Don’t forget the to cover the bottom, too.

Repurpose Candle Jar

6. Once it’s dry, cover it with another layer of Mod Podge. And let it dry completely.

Repurpose Candle Jar

7. (Optional) Spray paint the lid with your desired colour. The gold paint I used complements perfectly with the banana leaves print.

Repurposing Candle Jar

I decided to use them as a container for cotton balls and cotton buds.

Repurpose Candle Jar

And that’s it! Pretty, easy and practical. And I totally adore the result.

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