Postage Stamp Jar Tealights

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30 Minutes

My husband doesn't drink or smoke, his only vice is that he has a sweet tooth and he especially loves fancy yogurts in little glass jars. Even though you can recycle the glass personally I think they are a bit of a waste. However, the little glass jars are so cute I can't help keeping some back for crafting.

The other day I was clearing out my craft cupboard and I came across a big pile of old postage stamps that is when I got the idea for this cute upcycle. Using remote controlled tea lights like the ones I used for my cute map luminary bags.

Even though the jars are little they have a neck that is wide enough for a tealight. I love to use those remote controlled tea lights you can get. The ones where you can turn on and off several tealights in one go.

If you are using different jars, make sure that the tea light fits in the jar before you start.

Postage stamps come in lots of colors and sizes. They often have different pictures on them and can be sorted by the pictures or country of origin.

However, I do love a rainbow so for this DIY I sorted my stamps by color. I wanted a rainbow of tealights.

Using decoupage glue I stuck stamps of the same color onto each jar.

I covered the whole of each jar.

A layer of Mod Podge was added over the top to act as a protective varnish.

I ended up with a wonderful rainbow of tea lights for my mantle. These would make a lovely present for someone. You could personalise them by just using stamps of a particular country or with a particular theme such as sports or birds.

For more pictures detals and upcycling idea visit my blog post.

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  • Susan Beery Susan Beery on Jun 11, 2021

    Now my mind is wondering...what about using greeting cards in a similar way? My mother saved every card she ever received. She had a fascination with cursive handwriting & reading passages from friends and family members. For her she enjoyed looking at them more than photo albums. I’ve not parted with all of them yet.

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    • Pat13151369 Pat13151369 on Jul 09, 2021

      The decoupage medium might not be compatible with the ink of your photocopy but it won't hurt to test it out.

  • Maggie Maggie on Jul 08, 2021

    I may be able to find my old world stamps for this cute idea..

    Hometalk teaser for this post: their, possessive, not "there," placement.