You know those great candles that come in the glass jars that are about 4-inches in diameter? They come from places like Bath and Body works and always smell so good! Once they have burned down, you are left with a great jar that can be repurposed. 🙂
There will be a little wax left in the bottom of the jar that you’ll want to remove. The easiest way I’ve found is to put the jar in the freezer for a few hours. Then carefully use a knife to break up the frozen wax. It should just pop out. Wash the jar in warm soapy water and dry thoroughly.
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To repurpose my jar, I painted the lid with Americana Décor Acrylic Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting. I applied 3 thin coats using a chip brush, letting it dry completely between coats. I dry brushed a little FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Furniture & Craft Paint in Maui Sand to soften the white. Then I took it outside and sprayed it with some matte sealing spray.
I used E6000 clear adhesive to attach the blue knob to the center of the lid. I found the knob here and also used them for my DIY Jewelry Organizer in this post. (The blue isn’t available right now, but they do come in other colors.) Whatever knob you use, just make sure the bottom is flat so you’ll be able to glue it to the lid.
I wrapped the jar with some cream burlap ribbon and attached it using my hot glue gun. I wrapped some natural jute twine several times around the jar and tied a wood button to the front.
And now you have a great storage jar for your bath, bedroom, or craft room! I think I will use this one for the seashells I am always collecting when we go to the beach. 🏖