As far as tutorials go, this one is about as simple as they come. I'm sure you've seen similar ones floating around Pinterest, and with Valentine's Day approaching, me thinks these would make awesome and frugal gifts. Did I mention frugal??
All together this project would typically cost about $12 for both jars, including the candy. However, because I already had most of the items from previous projects and I used the 40% coupons for Hobby Lobby and Micheal's (I always print a few every time I think I may possibly go in, or near one of those stores. MAJOR MONEY SAVERS), it cost about $5.00 instead.
Not too shabby!
Moving right along...
A mason or ragu jar with a lid
A candle stick holder
E-6000 Glue (works great on glass)
Paint (color of your choice)
And a small knob. I wouldn't recommend anything fancy unless you're not going to paint it.
Basically the first thing you're going to want to do is get started painting the candlesticks, lid and knob. Be patient because you're going to have to apply a few coats. Once that's dry, spray it down with some acrylic sealant and let fully dry.
Next, you're going to apply the E-6000 glue to the top of the candlestick and carefully press the Mason Jar to the candlestick. Press down for a few minutes to give the glue time to start setting. I actually wound up putting a tin of oatmeal on top of the jar for about an hour just to ensure the jar didn't shift during the drying process. While that's drying, you can go ahead and glue the knobs to the lids.
Finally (my favorite part) pick out your candy, and pour it into the jar, and viola, project complete. Now you can sit back admire how adorable these jars are. Unless you plan to give them away, in which case you can head to the store to pick out the perfect candy to compliment the perfect candy jar.
If you guys decided to give this project a go, swing back by and let me know what you thought of it. Also, be sure to leave links so I can come by and check out your projects.
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