Hello all! I hope you’re having a good week. Did you enjoy your pancakes yesterday?
I finally bought myself some PVA glue which meant I could finish my Jam Jar Candles. If you missed Part 1, you can catch up here.
I am starting to think for our wedding decor, that I like the idea of autumnal rustic with a rose gold twist. My engagement ring is rose gold, and I would love to incorporate this into the day.
So, here is my step by step guide on how I decorated the jars.
You will need:
Kitchen sponge, or a paint brush
Sellotape/masking tape (after making them, I would also suggest some double sided Sellotape)
Using Sellotape, or masking tape, mark where you want the glitter to go. I wanted to try this look as seen on the fabulous homemakermagazine.co.uk. You can see where I stuck the tape with the black line.
I used a kitchen sponge to apply the glue, by just dabbing it on. You could also use a paintbrush if you prefer.
Now for the fun bit! Making sure that you have got some scrap paper underneath, sprinkle the glitter over the glue.
Wait for it to dry, then carefully peel off the Sellotape
Save the spilt glitter, pouring it back into the packet
I then decided, I wasn’t so keen on the perfect line (mainly because mine was a bit wonky!) so I decided to smudge it slightly for a softer edge
You could leave it as it is, which I might do for some of mine. But for this one, I decided to add some lace and twine to create the rustic twist. This is where I would recommend some double sided Sellotape. I tried to keep the lace in place with glue, and it got messy!
For the second style, it is much simpler. I chose a piece of rustic lace, and wrapped it around the jar. Again, I would recommend using double sided Sellotape at this stage.
Then just tie some twine around, I like it double wrapped around before being tied in a bow.
And you’re done! What do you think of them? Do you like the mix of rustic and glitter? I’d love to hear from you if you plan on having a go.
How to… Jam Jar Candles (Part 2) was last modified: May 10th, 2014 by