DIY Glittered Candle Jars and Vases

Each month I team up with my blogging friends and share a craft project with you made from supplies I have been hoarding collecting.  We call it the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge.  After you learn all about my DIY glittered candle jars and vases you will be treat to some awesome creative inspiration from my crafty friends.

I love DIY projects that are cheap, easy and fun. {That sounds so wrong but really this DIY project is good, semi-clean fun.} These glittered candle jars and vases checked all those crafty boxes plus glitter just makes them extra fun. Really, I love taking something that was headed to the trash or ready for the thrift store and giving it a new life as something unexpected and fun.

DIY glittered candle jars and vasesOver 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.

Supplies Needed for Glittered Candle Jars

Supply List for Glittered Candle Jars and Vases {Affiliate dislcosure here}

glittered candle jars with mod podge and glitter

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.

glittered candle jars with mod podge supplies

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.

glittered candle jars with mod podge

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 that had been in my craft room for a very long time however, next time I glitter some jars I am going to do a chunky gold glitter for more SPARKLE.

glittered candle jars with mod podge and fine glitter

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. I love the swirl of where the glitter is thicker in some areas than others.

DIY glittered candle jars and vases

Onto more DIY fun. Every month, a group of my blogger friends challenge each other to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash!
If you’d like to join in the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge, you can request to join our Facebook group here!


  1. Kristie Cook says:

    I have a ton of jars hanging around my house & storage trailer. My grandmother-in-law likes to send all the jars she saves to me as well. I finally had to tell her I was full of jars! I’m thinking I’ll try some rainbow swirl ones like this….I have a little glitter collection too!

  2. Debrashoppeno5 says:

    For some reason, I have been collecting jars so this is a good project to do something with them. They are so pretty, I bet they are beautiful at night.

  3. LydiaF says:

    OK I had a facepalm moment when reading this post. Of course! It makes so much more sense to apply the glitter to the INSIDE of the jars. hahaha Thanks for the tip 🙂

  4. Habiba says:

    Ohhhhhhh sparklies, I <3 sparklies! What a wonderful project. I am sure I'll be making it soon. Thank you for sharing this idea!

  5. Molly says:

    Very very pretty! Thanks for sharing your tutorial, I think I have everything I need to make my own, they’d be great for Christmas wouldn’t they. I bet kids could even help make them, and they could proudly give them as gifts. Pinning 🙂

  6. Michelle James says:

    OMG I haven’t worked with glitter in a long time. I love it but it can be messy. These turned out amazing. I love that you are up-cycling the jars into something pretty and useful!

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