I love using Decopatch papers to decorate items and surfaces. I had some pretty pink rose Decopatch paper left from another project and decided to use it to make some pretty tea light jars to match my heart twinklets I made a while back.
The results were fabulous and I was left with a really pretty tea light jar that I now plan to make more of.
Regardless of the beautiful result, these tea light jars are relatively simple to make and don’t require very many materials to create.
Here’s what you will require to make one of these tea light jars…
Small jar (Ikea spice jars are ideal)
Decopatch pink rose paper
Hot pink fine glitter
Hog brush for Mod Podge
How to make your own pretty candle jar…
1) Cut your rose paper into medium size pieces.
2) Apply Mod Podge directly onto the glass jar in the area you want to apply your first piece of Decopatch paper.
3) Once you have stuck down the paper, add a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top.
4) Continue doing the above steps in till your jar is completely covered.
Be sure to slightly over lap the papers. Cut smaller pieces of paper for any patch ups. With this piece, try to ensure your papers at least match somewhat and the pattern doesn’t look too odd.
5) leave to dry for around 30 minutes
6) Once dry add a layer of Mod Podge around the jars neck and its bottom before sprinkling the fine pink glitter over the glued areas. Shake off any excess glitter.
7) Now add a small amount of Mod Podge to the middle of your jar and then cover with a little glitter (few pinches). Now leave the jar to dry for another 30 minutes.
8) Once dry finally add a final thin layer of Mod Podge over your entire jar and leave to dry for an hour or more.
9) Now, its dried, all that’s left to do is pop in a tea light and light it up with a candle lighter.
As the flame take form you will notice how your candle jar begins to spakle with the light and glitter.The effect is simply stunning and I’m really pleased with mine.
So… There you have it! Really cute tea light jars that are easy to make and don’t cost a fortune either. Why not make them for a loved one this Valentines Day?