Sunday, 26 August 2012

More jar upcycling (and no twine in sight!)

After the success of my napkin covered pickle jar tea light holder, I decided to use the same idea to recycle what was left from a Christmas candle... the glass jar ... to create a faux stained glass effect.
I simply punched out different sized circles of red and purple tissue paper (sandwiched in between normal paper, so it wouldn't tear when punched). 
Then using a brush, I randomly applied the circles to the glass with PVA, covering all four sides.
It took a couple of hours to dry (I got a little brush-happy with the PVA!), but it was worth the wait.
And not only can it be used as a vase, it also works well as a tealight holder...

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27 comments :

Anita said...

Oh wow...that is just awesome! You are so creative!

Wendy said...

It's gorgeous! I've used this technique with torn mulberry paper and that always works well too. I love your tip for punching the tissue paper!

CatkinJane said...

Lovely idea :)

Deborah Fox said...

That jar looks fabulous whichever way you use it but I think the tea-light idea is very pretty indeed.

Ros Made Me said...

I love the idea that your jar is multi-functional, great colour combo too. I am now going to be buying bizarre things in the supermarket, just to get hold of pretty jar shapes... I wonder if that is where the anchovies in my cupboard came from, considering that I don't eat them and live on my own?

Martha said...

hello from a glass painter, who absolutely adores making and looking at any candleholders :)
it is a fab tute. thanks for sharing. i'm adding it to my fave links.
love the glass, love the glow/shade effect. isnt simple pva glue amazing?

Cocoa & Heart said...

Lovely colours and so many uses ! I have made similar one ages ago and the glue is still fine, so they are pretty durable as well.

Rachel said...

Cute vase/candle holder too!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Those turned out so beautiful! What a fantastic idea...I found you at The Gunny Sack. Megan

Handbags by Helen said...

That's really lovely. Hurrah for tissue paper!

Anonymous said...

So simple yet very effective :)

Highland Monkey's said...

That is very pretty and such a good way to re=cycle. Will have to remember to do that with the g'children.

CuteEverything.com said...

Very cute, I love the dots!

Deborah Owen said...

LOVE THIS!!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh - it's so pretty! Love the colors you chose.

Annie said...

So pretty! I love this idea!

kendra kay said...

this is awesome. i did something similar with tissue paper and doilies and i love how they turned out. i have 6 more jars that need to be used so i think i will try your tissue paper circles out. thanks so much, i found and am following you via the weekend blog hop. stop by and visit sometime. kendrakaypahukoa@blogspot.com.
have a great weekend!!

Sarah @ Becoming Martha said...

How cute are these?! Love them!

Thanks for joining us for the CHQ blog hop - we loved having you and hope to see you again next week!

myric andreasen said...

This idea is pretty creative! I saw you at inspiration friday and would like to invite you to my linky party happening today at

http://myricandreasen.blogspot.com/2012/08/passion-parade-friday-link-soiree_30.html

Love your blog! Im now a new follower!

Myric

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

That is one great looking candle. Thanks for the tip on sandwiching the tissue paper!

Sparkle and Co said...

Clever and so easy to make! J'adore! I pinned and tweeted it ( from the Pinterest Linky ;) )
Cheers ;)

Betsy Pool said...

So cute!! I love how this turned out. Looks great with the light shining through it. Pinning this for sure!

Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!!

Betsy @ RomanceOnaDime.com

Jessica said...

Lovely! I especially like how it looks with a candle! I am getting so many great holiday gift ideas from you, so glad I found your blog!

Jessica said...

Pinned this too btw ;) @jkpherson

Anonymous said...

This is lovely, and so effective!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Love how it came out! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

Putdar said...

This is so interesting. Gotta try it asap :)