Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Glitter Jar using Fantasy Fiber!

In case you missed this post of mine on the Art Glitter Blog, I thought I would share it with you!

I always love taking things that I have sitting around and making them beautiful and turning them into something usable again. That is exactly what I have to share with you today. I am going to take you through how to take an old candle jar and turn it into a beautiful use for storage.


To create this beauty, here is what I started with,

An empty candle jar (lid optional)

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Ultrafine Transparent Glitter in #85, Crystal

Fantasy Fiber in Snowflake

Parchment Paper


Painter’s tape

Start by taping off a ring at the bottom of the candle jar, and the top of the jar. Then apply the Designer Dries Clear Adhesive with a paintbrush to the untaped areas and sprinkle on Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.


After the adhesive has dried, peel off the painter’s tape. On top of a piece of parchment paper, lay out Fantasy Fiber long enough to stretch around the length of the candle jar.


Then lay another piece of parchment paper on top of it. With an iron set on medium or polyester setting, heat the parchment paper where the fiber is for about3-5 seconds. When you lift the top sheet of parchment paper, the fibers should have adhered to each other and have a nice glossy finish, and will not separate from each other.

Place a line of Designer Dries Clear Adhesive around the bottom of the top ring of glitter. Wrap the Fantasy Fiber around the middle of candle, gluing it in place. Let it completely dry, then trim the fantasy fiber around the jar and add any extra embellishments to your liking.


I filled it with some candy, but it could be used for anything from holding craft supplies, to collecting loose change. I hope you enjoyed my project. Be sure to stop over at the Art Glitter Blog for more inspiration!


Laurie said...

This is a fun idea for all my empty glass containers. I love the way you decorated the jar so that you can see the contents. Very delicate and lovely! Would make a lovely gift too!

Debs - debslosingit.com said...

Such a cute idea!

I just found your blog via Donna @ This Year's Dozen- LOVE your colors in your theme- too pretty!

I'm also going to be attempting my first quilt soon. I ordered my fabrics (most of them? all of them?) for the quilt top and am working on choosing a block style I like. :)