Create a Decorative Candle Holder
In order to create a decorative candle holder you will need:
- Glass jar. I used a short wide-mouthed Mason Jar. You can paint most anything.
- Painter’s tape. I used standard blue but there are others that work just as well.
- Decorative paper punch
- Paint. I used frost spray paint for my project. You can use other types of paint but light coats of spray paint works best.
Mask off the areas that you do not want painted. In my project I used my painter’s tape to protect the threads at the top of my jar because I knew that I would be using a lid. I also made sure that the inside of my jar was protected because a candle was going to be placed inside and I wanted to make sure there would be no chance of fumes from the paint.
Take your decorative paper punch and punch out shapes from the painter’s tape and place them wherever you do not want paint to be. In my project I wanted the candle to highlight the leaf shapes so I placed the leaf shapes randomly around the jar pressing the securely.
Once all of the tape was secure I took my project outside and sprayed it with several light coats of the frost spray paint. I used the frost so that the candle could be seen flickering inside and the leaves would be highlighted.
Once the frost paint was dry I removed the tape leaves using an Exacto knife so that I would not disturb the frost paint and the leaf shapes would stay perfectly formed. I then removed the remaining tape. The jar had perfectly formed leaves on a frosted background. I added a candle, daisy cut lid and a Mason Jar holder to complete the look.
The end project is a very cute holiday inspired decorative candle holder.