Making a Coastal Jar Candle Holder is a quick and easy way to add a coastal touch to your decor. Using an old jar is a great way to create an upcycled project!
It’s time for our monthly blog hop challenge. This month it’s all about upcycling! We were challenged to upcyle a project using glass, plastic, or metal
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If you follow the blog, you know I love coastal decor and I always enjoy creating pretty home decor pieces through upcyling. For this month’s challenge, I used a jar that I had in my craft stash.
Coastal Jar Candle Holder
Supplies Used for Coastal Jar Candle Holder
- Jar with lid
- Assortment of Shells, Sea Glass, and Beads
- Paper wrapped floral stem
- Jewelry Wire
- Raffia (blue & natural)
- Mod Podge, Brush, and Cloth
- Craft Sand
- Jewelry charms
- Hot Glue
- LED Candle
- Wire Cutter
How to Make a Coastal Jar Candle Holder
- Clean the glass jar and lid with dish washing liquid and allow to dry. Attach netting to the jar with small dots of hot glue. I found this netting in my craft stash along with the jar. I think the jar once held candy and was an office gift that Gloria received. The netting came from a bag of shells that I purchased at some point. This is why I rarely throw anything away! You never know when it will be just right for a future project. You can also buy netting at most craft stores that you can cut to the size of your jar. I’ve use pizza sauce jars for projects and they are a nice size for candle holders.
- Add an assortment of shells, beads, and sea glass to the jar.
- Trim the netting to fit the jar and pull it tautly over the rim of the jar. Run jewelry wire through the loops and twist it to hold the netting in place. Snip off the excess wire.
- Twist a piece of paper wrapped floral stem near the top of the jar to help keep the netting taut. Wrap it around the jar and twist the ends together in the back. Trim off the excess stem with wire cutters.
- Add jewelry charms to blue raffia and tie the raffia around the jar, placing the charms in front.
- Glue pieces of sea glass to the inside of the jar lid with hot glue. Add a piece of paper wrapped floral stem to the inside of the lid. Secure with hot glue.
- Coat with a thin layer of Mod Podge, allowing it to go between the sea glass. Wipe away excess Mod Podge with a lint free cloth. Sprinkle craft sand into the lid and shake away any excess. I used white sand because that’s what I had on hand, but natural colored sand would look good, too.
- Add natural colored raffia to the outside of the lid. Wrap it tightly and secure in place with hot glue.
- Add more of the paper wrapped floral stem to the inside of the jar lid. I didn’t like having so much of the lid showing, so this helped to give it a more finished look. Add a couple of rows of hot glue along the bottom of the lid and attach to the jar. Hold it in place for a minute or so to make sure it’s secure.
Place a LED Pillar or tea light candle on the lid. I wouldn’t use a wax candle because when it melts, it will make a mess in the lid. I was pleased that everything I used for this coastal jar candle holder, I found in my craft stash. An upcyled project costing zero new dollars is always great!
It’s a pretty addition to the hutch in our breakfast nook that has lots of lighthouses and beach decor on it.
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