advent calendar 2013

Advent Calendar Day 7 – Glitter Candle Jar

Isn't this scene gorgeously festive? Guess which one is handmade?!

Isn’t this scene gorgeously festive? Guess which one is handmade?!

Today’s crafty Advent make requires:

  • one empty glass jar (eg jam, baby food, syrup)
  • PVA glue and painbrush
  • glitter
  • ribbon

Wash your jar so that there are no traces of the label. Dry it thoroughly. Now mix your PVA glue with a bit of water, to make it easier to ‘paint’ with. Dip your paintbrush into the glue mixture and paint all over the INSIDE of the jar – like this:

One glued-up jar ready for glittering!

One glued-up jar ready for glittering!

Tip your glitter into the jar and give it a good roll-around (you CAN shake it but make sure you put a lid on it first!!), so that the inside is completely coated:

Excess glitter in the bottom

Excess glitter in the bottom

Now tip out the excess glitter onto a sheet of paper and then funnel it back into your glitter pot (ready for use again!). Leave the jar to dry.

Once dry, tie a ribbon around the top, add a tealight candle, and voila! One sparkly Christmas candle jar!

Lit candle inside the glittered jar

Lit candle inside the glittered jar

ALWAYS BLOW OUT A CANDLE BEFORE LEAVING THE ROOM!

(by the way, the other two candles in the top picture are bought – but I think my homemade one is the nicest!)

Ooh – and I got this idea from the Cakerypapery blog (where you can see pics of jars done with silver glitter).

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