Chalkboard Paint Mason Jar Candleholder

By  Lisa Adametz (  for  Faber-Castell (

Create a super-cute Chalkboard Paint Mason Jar Candleholder. This fun and unique gift-giving idea can be easily adapted to hold treats, dry soups, or other goodies and is a beautiful way to show someone you care.


  • Wide-mouth pint mason jar, approximately 3-3/4” tall
  • Battery-operated tealight candle
  • Washi tape of choice
  • Prima Marketing paper flowers, two of choice
  • Doodlebug Designs Black Doodle Twine


  • Sizzix Vagabond Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
  • My Favorite Things Die-Namics Rustic Hearts Die from Lisa Johnson Designs
  • Paintbrushes: fine-tipped, craft flat, foam
  • Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft: Chalk Board Paint (770316), Steampunk Gelatos® Collection Black Cherry and Iced Coffee (770164), PITT Artist Stamper’s Big White Pen (770013), Gel Medium (770303), Glass Bead Glitter Gel (770317)
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz 3-D Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, painter’s tape
  • Candleholder
  • 1. Die cut heart shape from painter's tape to create mask, overlapping strips of tape if necessary. (Note: May also trace shape onto tape and hand cut.) Adhere tape mask to front of jar.
  • 2. Mask off 1" area immediately under neck of jar using painter's tape.
  • 3. Apply slightly heavy coat of chalkboard paint from neck of jar to base using foam brush. Let air dry.
  • 4. Once chalkboard paint is completely dry with no shiny areas, remove tape masks slowly and gently.
  • 5. Adhere washi tape around jar at top edge of chalkboard paint.
  • 6. Cover washi tape with light coat of gel medium using craft brush to seal.
  • 7. Paint glitter gel around outside perimeter of heart using fine-tipped brush; let dry.
  • 8. When glitter gel has dried, add dots around heart outside of glitter border using Big White Pen.
  • 9. Rub Gelatos® on different areas of chalkboard paint; blend with fingers to create patina, light distressing, and shimmer.
  • 10. Double-wrap baker's twine around neck of jar; tie in bow and trim ends. Adhere flowers to bow using adhesive dots.
  • 11. To use, fill with sand to just below bottom point of heart; add candle.
  • Tip
  • 1. If any areas of chalkboard paint are still shiny, then the paint has not completely dried. Let dry a little longer to get best results.