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DIY: Upcycled Painted Glass Jar to Shimmery Flower Light Display

 Looking for a fun and eco-friendly DIY project? Look no further! Discover how to upcycle a plain glass jar into a mesmerizing flower light display that will add a touch of magic to any room. Get ready to shine bright!

Today, I will teach you how to upcycle a glass candle jar. For this project, I am reusing a glass jar that I have washed out. You won't need many materials for this craft. The main items required for this project are a glass jar, Mod Podge, acrylic paint, and shimmery flower embellishments. Fortunately, I found a pack of shimmery flower embellishments at my local Hobby Lobby store, which was discounted. You can use any embellishments of your choice. The full list of materials is provided below:

Shimmery flower glass jar light display

Video tutorial

Shimmery flower glass jar light display

Materials needed:

- One glass jar (I am reusing a glass candle jar)

- Acrylic paint

- Mod Podge

- Ribbon

- Paintbrush

- Shimmery flower embellishments

- Hot glue

- Scissors

-Battery-operated push light

Materials such as glass jar, flower embellishments and Mod Podge

Applying acrylic paint and Mod Podge

To begin, take your acrylic paint and mix it with Mod Podge. I opted for white acrylic paint. You can apply the acrylic paint first and then the Mod Podge after if you prefer. Apply the mixture to half of the glass jar, leaving the top of the glass jar untouched. After two coats, use a heating tool to dry the applied mixture.

Glass jar, Acrylic paint, paintbrush and Mod Podge

Adding the ribbon and flower embellishments

Next, take your ribbon and wrap it around your jar, starting to wrap it around the top of the painted section. Once you have wrapped it around, use some hot glue and glue down your ribbon as you continue to wrap it around your jar. Use scissors to cut any excess ribbon and glue down the remaining ribbon.

Flower embellishments, ribbon and scissors
The last step is to take your flower embellishments and begin to add them to your jar. Place some on the ribbon and just above the ribbon. Since my flower embellishments came in various sizes, I mixed them as I glued them in place.

Hand holding flower over glass jar
Once you are done, place your battery-operated push light inside your glass jar. That's it! Your light display is complete, and isn't it so pretty? I love how it turned out. My oldest daughter placed it in her room for now, and she loves how it looks when the light is on. 

Shimmery flower glass jar light display
This is an excellent method to repurpose a glass candle jar or any unused jar in your home. Instead of disposing of those jars, utilize them creatively, add your personal touch, and showcase them as a decorative piece in your space.
Please let me know if you decide to create one. I would love to hear about your experience.

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  1. This is a great DIY project for the holidays. #The Ultimate Link-Up Party

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    1. Joanne, thank you so much. I appreciate it. :)

  3. That is so cute and pretty! Merry Christmas!

  4. This is lovely! I really like the colors, too. Thank you for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #19 linkup!

  5. This is lovely, and I actually have everything I need to make this!! I found you at the Will Blog for Comments link party. I hope you visit my post and comment as well. Thanks for this cute idea!

    1. Sally, thank you for visiting. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed this craft. :) I'll be sure to visit your blog!

  6. Happy new year! Thanks for sharing with us, I'll be featuring you this week when the next To Grandma's house we go link party starts!

    1. Tarahlynn, thank you so much! Happy New Year to you as well. :) Excited to be featured next week.

  7. These light jars are gorgeous and so perfect for winter evenings. And love how they can be customized to suit!

    1. Thank you so much. I'm happy you enjoyed this craft. ☺️

  8. Congratulations, Stephanie! This post was a favorite among readers of the Will Blog for Comments #19 linkup, so it will be featured in the spotlight all next week, beginning today! You're welcome to save the "This blog post was a featured favorite" image from there to share with your readers here, if you like. Thanks for sharing this great post at the linkup--hope to see you next week with another post or two, old or new! :) Have a great weekend.

    1. Jennifer, thank you so much. I'm thrilled to hear that it was enjoyed. 😊 I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Very pretty, love the soft glow of the lights. I am happy to feature your project at Love Your Creativity. Happy New Year.

  10. Linda, thank you so much! Happy to be featured at your party. :)


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