Monday, October 1, 2012

Glass Jar Candles

I've been working on some painted glass that I promised to someone.  There's 4 in total but I've managed to complete 2 so far.



I initially used white homemade chalk paint, for various colors I added acrylic paint to the chalk paint. 

For this one I undercoated with Carmelo and top coated with Avocado Green.  Sanded it and once dried waxed with minwax finishing paste.














Wrapped with burlap & a dangling earring (I had lost the mate years ago).












 I undercoated with Baby Blue and top coated with Warm White.  Sanded and then glazed it with Rustic Brown wiped it off and once dry waxed it with minwax finishing paste.













Wrapped it with burgundy burlap and cut silk flowers.







Two candles down, two more to go!  LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!


19 comments:

Sue@House Pretty said...

Gosh, your packaging is as pretty as the container itself!!

Peggy said...

Sherry - they are really beautiful - nice job!
Peggy

Amy - while wearing heels said...

NO WAY! I can't believe those started as candle containers. That turned out amazing...I should not be surprised, though, everything you do is spectacular.

Sandra said...

Sherry, I love this project. I am a fanatic, have them all through the house. My favs are the jar candle, because they last so long, but they are rather blah as is. I never thought about painting them, but this is one I am certainly going to do!

Rhissanna said...

Oh, Sherry, I love these. What wonderful layers those colours give. Will you make the other two different?

Brooke said...

I love how you always embellish things in such a pretty way when you wrap them. What a great idea with the earring!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

my mouth is hanging open...........i didn't imagine them looking anything like that and they look amazing!!!!!!

JoKnows said...

These are truly beautiful! And what a thoughtful touch with the earring. :)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

you are so awesome! you can make nothing into SOMETHING FABULOUS!!!!! applause for you...you rock! hugs...

T!na said...

Sherry, I love these candles :-) You always make things that are so unique and pretty.

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Hold on a minute....is that glass? I can't believe you transformed it like that. I looks so amazing. Love the touch of the single earring!

~Lynn

Vanessa said...

Hi, Sherry

These are great!

Vnanessa

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Oh, there you go again! This just looks amazing! You are so good at everything! :)
Thank you so much for popping in to see me and it does feel good to be home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Isn't that amazing! I think they look so cool! Who would guess they were glass? What an amazing transformation!
Blessings,
Susie

~ Liz ~ said...

Sherry, your creativity is amazing! I cannot believe the finish/texture you created. These are just fabulous! I will have to give this a try!
Liz

Maysem said...

WOW! These look fantastic!! Pinning them!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You made those glass jars look like a piece of hand thrown pottery!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love your creations Sherry. You amaze me every time! Enjoyed seeing how you transformed the bottles.

Annmarie Pipa said...

beautiful! wow...hard to believe they were plain "regular" candles!