Just Because Altered Candle Jar

By  Kathleen Paneitz 

size: varies

  • Just Because Altered Candle Jar


  • Recycled candle jar with metal lid, 22 oz.
  • Webster's Paper: Lullaby Lane & Life's Portrait Collection Pack
  • BasicGrey Petit by Periphery Collection Papers
  • Canvas flower
  • Maya Road Chipboard Shape: Bird
  • Prima Marketing, Inc. Symphony Blend Amoroso Pink Flower
  • American Crafts Rub-Ons: Just Because; Glitter Post Phrases
  • Ranger Tim Holtz jump ring
  • Green round crystal brad
  • Wooden ball knob, 1-1/2"
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Prisma Glitter
  • Black felt, scrap
  • Ivory tulle, 12" square


  • Fiskars Circle Cutter & Pinking Shears
  • Hole punch, 1/16"
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Colors: Parisian Pink
  • Plaid Matte Mod Podge
  • The Paper Company Studio: Clear Journaling Stamp
  • Black inkpad
  • Sandpaper
  • Screw and small drill

Basic Supplies

  • ruler, scissors, paintbrush
  • 1. Wash and dry recycled candle jar.
  • 2. Use circle cutter to cut circle from petit pattern paper. Apply Mod Podge on jar lid. Press circle on jar lid.
  • 3. Paint wooden ball knob Parisian Pink. Apply coat of Mod Podge on knob and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.
  • 4. Drill hole in top of jar lid; insert screw through bottom of lid and secure wooden knob.
  • 5. Glue pink dot pattern paper on chipboard bird. Trim paper edges and sand chipboard edges.
  • 6. Ink journaling stamp with black inkpad and stamp image on petit pattern paper. Cut out image. Apply "Just Because" rub-on onto center of image. Use hole punch and jump ring to attach image onto bottom of chipboard bird.
  • 7. Glue canvas flower on center of bird.
  • 8. Tie ivory tulle square into bow. Trim ends of tulle. Glue tulle bow on bird.
  • 9. Use pinking shears to cut 1/2" black felt circle. Insert green crystal brad through felt and chipboard bird, bending ends of brad on back of chipboard.
  • 10. Glue embellished bird on front of candle jar. Fill jar with candy.