DIY Glittered Candle Jars and Vases

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DIY Glitter Candle Jar with clocks

I love DIY projects that are cheap, easy and fun. {That sounds so wrong but really this DIY project is good, semi-clean fun.} Really, I love taking something that wasn’t being used or ready for the thrift store and giving it a new life as something unexpected and fun.

DIY Glitter Candle Jars

Over the years, I had unintentionally started a collection of plain glass vases and several mason jars too. Rather than get rid of them I decided to recycle, repurpose and reuse them to add some sparkle to my decor.

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DIY Glitter Candle Jar with MP

DIY Directions for Dummies

Take yourself back to your glitter and glue days in kindergarten and smile because glitter makes happy memories. When I said this DIY project was easy I wasn’t kidding.

DIY Glitter Candle Jar with Glue

Pour some Mod Podge on a plate and dip your sponge brush in for a thin scoop of stickiness. Starting at the bottom and working your way up the sides, paint the inside of your jar with an even layer of the Mod Podge . Don’t worry, the Mod Podge will go on white and dry clear.

DIY Glitter Candle Jar with Glitter

Once you have the inside covered with an even layer of Mod Podge, start pouring some glitter into the bottom of the jar. Roll the jar on it’s side and let the glitter roll around the sides and stick to the Mod Podge. For my jars I used a fine, silver glitter but next time I am going to do a chunky gold glitter for more SPARKLE.

DIY Glitter Candle Jars with Lights

After you are done glitter-fying of your jars, let them dry for about 30-45 minutes. Don’t forget that the Mod Podge will dry clear so that is a clue to when the vases are done. Add a tea light candle, dim the lights and enjoy the glittery glow.

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