Concrete Jar Candle Makeover With Glitter Paint

7 Materials
2 Hours

Learn how to makeover a plain concrete jar candle with some glitter paint and vinyl, to make the perfect Galentine's Day gift!

The Kingstons have a garage full of spray paint that we use for furniture makeovers, but this month I was challenged by Rust-Oleum to use a can of their Rust-Oleum Glitter Paint in Bright Pink to turn items I had around the house into something special. I loved this idea so much, that I ended up making three projects instead of one!

So, since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to show you how to make one of the ''heart projects''! The project that I will be sharing today, is the concrete jar candle makeover!

If you love Target like I love Target then you might already know about these. If not - you're welcome, or I apologize. Either way. These are concrete jar candles and not only do they look cool...they smell AMAZING.

I wanted to create something for my girlfriends that they'd love but also had a personal touch for Galentine's Day. Thanks to my Cricut Explore Air, a scrap of vinyl and some Waverly Inspirations acrylic paint in Fuschia I made a custom stencil and then added some glam with my glitter paint!

Step 1: To begin making this project, remove the rope from the lid and sand it. Then paint the lid with acrylic paint and set it aside to dry.

Step 2: In Cricut Design Space, add a heart image and size it to fit your project. Before you select "go" to begin cutting, move your heart image close to the center of your vinyl scrap (mine was 4x8).

Note- The moving of the heart image to the center does not have to be exact. You just want enough extra vinyl (around your heart image) to "mask" your project (refer to the picture in step 3 to see what I mean).

Step 3: Once cut, remove the heart image from your vinyl and peel the large vinyl piece from the backing and adhere to the candle. I mean - it looks like a HOT MESS - but as long as the heart stencil is flat you don't need to worry about the rest! Use a dauber to apply the acrylic paint to the stencil and let it dry.

Step 4: When the acrylic paint has dried, cover the rest of the candle with painters tape. Then, spray glitter paint onto the heart portion of your candle until you have achieved the desired amount of glittery awesomeness. Don't forget to add glitter paint to the lid too! This glitter paint dries almost instantly so it is great for those of us who are impatient!

And voila! Add a piece of bright ribbon to the lid and you are ready for some Galentine's Day or Valentine's Day gift giving!

As I previously mentioned, I ended up making three projects instead of one. So, if you want to see two more Valentine's Day inspired projects (which features this awesome glitter paint), stop by my blog to see the full tutorials.

To get more project inspiration for your home and to learn more about the products used in this project, stop by my blog!

Suggested materials:
  • Concrete jar candle
  • Cricut Explore
  • Vinyl
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Beth Kingston
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