You can find so many different types of jars to repurpose around your home.
One of my favorites is to repurpose candle jars. If you are anything like me you love bath and bodywork candles. Oh, they smell so delicious. I’ll admit I probably have way too many. Or is that really even possible? We pretty much have a candle going all day long in our home. They just give your home that warm cozy feeling and I love the smelly good stuff.
Now I don’t know why I haven’t thought to reuse these jars before but I haven’t. I would always just throw them away. I’m kicking myself for doing that now. You can create so many fun things with these jars. All you have to do is to remove the candle wax and the labels and you have perfect thick glass jars. Why would anyone just throw them out? Again kicking myself. Now I save all jars!
Repurposed candle jars are perfect for so many different things around the house. Storing craft supplies, bathroom organization, desk organization, Christmas crafts etc. But today I’m going to show you how I used my most recent Bath And Bodyworks jars and repurposed them into these beautiful farmhouse planters to go on my floating shelves.
Are these not just so pretty? I’m so in love with them and the best part? They cost next to nothing to make. That makes my heart super happy.
This Is What You Will Need
Old candle jar
Waverly chalk paint
*Vaseline if you want a distressed look
*Apple Barrel Black paint if you want a distressed look
How To Repurpose Candle Jars
Once your jars are clean you are ready to prep them for paint. Wipe down the outside of your jars with alcohol. This will remove any leftover residue and ensure the paint sticks well.
I wanted my jars to have a little of a distressed look. If you want just solid white jars. Skip this next step and go right to painting your jars white.
First painted my jars with black latex paint. let them dry well. Then applied small amounts of vaseline around the edges and places where I wanted them distressed. The white paint won’t stick where the vaseline is applied so you just need a tiny bit. My paint tray. Haha but seriously always keep plastic containers, glass containers, egg cartons, anything like that you think you can reuse. I have a big tote in my craft closet for these types of things and you’d be surprised how often I go in there and grab out things to use for crafts projects and home decor.
Once you have applied vaseline where you like you can now paint your jars with your White Waverly chalk paint or any paint of your choice. I just really love Waverly chalk paint from Walmart.
Do one light coat. Let dry and then another coat.
Now if you want the distressed look take a piece of fine grit sandpaper and very lightly go over where you want distressed. See how in the picture above the white paint looks like its peeling a little? This is where I applied vaseline and I will sand that part down shows some of the black shows through.
When you are finished painting your jars you can now add greenery
Once you have your jars painted how you like them you can add any kind of greenery you’d like. I found these round foam inserts at the dollar tree and they happen to fit PERFECTLY inside the bath and body works jars.
I used 3 of those floral foam block and boxwood greenery from Hobby Lobby. They were originally $3.99 each but I caught them on sale for 50% off. I used 4 sticks for these planters.
I just cut down this greenery like his and sporadically added it to my liking. There really is no wrong way to do this just add your greenery until its as full as you’d like it.
Total I only spent about $11.00 on these!
You could not have bought these in a store for less than $10 each! And they are so easy to make!
Plus you’re reusing something that you’d otherwise throw away and I love repurposing things whenever I can.
If you liked this post you won’t want to miss whats coming next! I have a ton of great projects coming up all repurposing things you already have around your home that won’t cost you much money if any.
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