Ok, I gotta admit, this DIY was partially inspired by a good friend of mine who in a way implored me to write a DIY “involving Mason jars”. Unfortunately, Mason jars are a little bit tricky to come by in Hong Kong (I know, it’s a travesty), that being said though there are plenty of substitutes that can work just as well.
There’s something delightfully rustic and magical about candle light, I adore sitting outside sharing good wine with good friends surrounded by candlelight. Tea lights are so cheap but the glass holders can be a little less affordable and if you’re using a bundle of tea lights at a time, it can get a bit pricey. So, recycling and reusing empty glass jam jars as candle holders has certainly helped me save a pretty penny and adds to that rustic comfort when sitting outside.
What you need:
- Empty, clean & dry glass jam jars
- Nail Polish or Spray Paint
- Make sure the jam jars are thoroughly clean and left to air dry.
- If you’re using nail polish (glitter polish is my absolute favourite to use for this DIY), start by tilting the jar and pouring the polish in along the inside edge. Then slowly rotate the jar as the polish slides down the side – this will ensure an even coating of paint on the inside. Repeat as many times are you want to vary the level of opaqueness.
- If you’re using spray paint, make sure to spray in a well ventilated area (outside would be best) and use latex gloves to prevent staining your hands and nails.
- Leave to dry.
How easy is that? This is definitely a DIY to try! Go on! I DIYed with glitter polish, painted the jam jars completely opaque and mixed different colour polishes for a marbled effect – how would you DIY your jars?