DIY glass base for Jars or Votives

When I started this project I thought I would make a DIY apothecary jar..
but as I went along.. Well, I changed my mind.  :0)

I have this adorable little jar that my daughter got me that came in a incense gift set..
and I knew I wanted to reuse it for something.  So here is what I came up with.

(note: You could also use a glass candlestick holder for this project)

So I got some supplies together and changed it up as I went..

I started by spray painting a coat of white onto the small glass jar.

After that dried well, I used a cheap sponge brush to paint a beautiful
aqua blue over it..

I let that dry well.. 
Then I very lightly used a piece of sandpaper to scratch it up just slightly and 
let some of the white paint show through.  

Next is when I decided to change up my original project idea..
This is when I decided instead of making a permanent apothecary jar, I would
make a base for a jar.. (so the jar could be easily hand washed or put into the dishwasher) :0)

So I grabbed one of our glass Jar Candle lids. (flat on top)

I took off the rubber seal..

and then painted a couple coats of the aqua blue paint just inside the
circular area. (see photo)

when it was completely dry, I placed glue along the top rim of
the glass jar.

Turned my glass lid over and placed it onto the glass jar.
Flat side up.

Now I have a beautiful base for a jar, or votive candle.. or whatever I choose to use it for.
I love the pop of color for spring!

and here is how it looks with a jar:

and with a votive:

I am so glad I changed my mind on this project.. :0)

linking up at: Shabby Creek Cottage, Savvy Southern Style
Fireflies and Jellybeans, The Charm of Home, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


  1. I love your idea, I will give this a go as currently I am creating apothecary jars and this would be so versatile. I love the colour aqua too. thanks for posting. Sharleen


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