Monday, July 16, 2012

Super Glue and a Pickle Jar Too

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It's time for another fun tutorial. This is a super easy, super cute, super fun craft. (Are you getting that I think it's SUPER?) You can find this idea all over Pinterest. In fact, that's what prompted me to do this. I had done a variation of this project a long time back. Then I ran across this on Pinterest, and I had to give it a go, but with my own flare. 


Are you wondering what it is yet, or have you already scrolled through the pictures to cheat? If you haven't peeked, I'll tell you. It's a pedestal candy jar, and yes I used super glue and a pickle jar too. 

Here are the items I used:

~ black spray paint
~ 2 washers (different sizes)
~ pickle jar with lid
~ a finial
~ super glue
~ "Glass Metal and More" by Beacon 
   (Michael's calls it Mosaic Glue) 
~ metal candle holder 
   (any candle holder with some weight to it will do)

The first thing you want to do is make sure the jar is spiffy clean. Wash the lid for the jar well if it held something stinky like pickles or salsa. I ran mine through the dishwasher many times, then I filled it with baking soda and let it sit on a shelf for about a week. If it's still smelly, replace the baking soda and leave it for a few more days. In the mean time you can get started on the steps below.



Spray paint the candle holder. I used a spray paint with a built-in primer, let it dry then turned it over and around for several more passes. Make sure to get it from all angles.  



Next I super glued the washers to the lid. You can measure to find the center, but I just eye-balled it. I added the washers to add more dimension to the lid.




Then I added a great finial. A friend gave me a box of assorted finials, and I've found one use for them! You can find finials at a home improvement stores. Another idea is to use a cute knob drawer pull (Hobby Lobby has several options). See how the washers help give the finial a little extra umph.



Let the super glue dry for about an hour and spray paint. Be sure to turn it over and get the bottom lip of the lid, and don't forget to cover up the inside of the lid to keep it paint free!



Now for the fun part. I centered the jar onto the candle holder and glued it with Beacon's Glass Metal and More. Let the adhesive set-up and "cure" for several days before you use the dish. I left it for a week. 



The last thing to do is to fill it with yummy, 
delicious goodness and enjoy! 

It seems fitting to put chocolate, especially dark chocolate, on a pedestal. This particular jar went to my sweet friend Andrea. It fulfilled my end of the bargain to exchange homemade gifts this year. Now it's her turn!

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33 comments:

Erica said...

I'm going to use a couple different sized jars to make a set. Can't wait to try this! Too bad I don't like pickles as much as most pregnant girls. It would be much faster to have jars ready to use! :-)

Kimberly C said...

I LOVE this idea! We're going to try it out! I'm also thinking I might decoupage the glass :)

Jennifer said...

Very cute! I wondered about decoupaging the glass, too. :)

mary b said...

I can't wait try this but wonder what other cool jars that I could find to use.

Peggy O'Connell said...

What6 a delightful (and useful) project! I bet my third graders could handle this project later this year when Mother's Day rolls around!
Peggy

B.A.N.Crespin said...

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gail said...

Love this, very creative. Thank you for the inspiration.

Lexi said...

I love this idea!!! I love up cycling things that would otherwise be trashed!! Thanks for sharing. Www.Sexylexiskoolkrafts.Blogspot.Com

Unknown said...

Awesome idea! I have a question, what should I use to adhere all of the pieces together? Would a hot glue gun be suffice?

t marie said...

I used super glue for the lid and "Glass Metat & More" to glue the jar to the candle stick.

If you follow the steps with the pictures it should turn out well.

Have fun.

Bianca said...

I love this idea! A quick tip to get the scent out of jars- put a teaspoon of coffee grounds in the jar, put the lid on, shake for a minute, and wash. And the scent is gone!

t marie said...

I'm so pleased you guys like this craft. Thanks to Bianca for the FAB tip!

Coffeegirl said...

I love this idea! Saw it on Pintrest. I am going to make some for Christmas this year!!

diane barrett said...

Love this idea. I'm thinking it would be fun to etch the glass and possibly make personalized gifts with them.

Anonymous said...

It would be awesome to put a monogram on the front of the jar - or maybe polka dots with a ribbon around the finial!

Dana said...

Question -- I am in the process of making some of these and waiting for paint to dry. When you glued the jar and candlestick together, did you put a big dollup of glue in the center of the candlestick base, or did you make more of a circle with the glue around the edge? I am trying to figure out which would look better when you look down into the glued jar since I am assuming you might see some of the clear, dried glue.

t marie said...

I put a good sized dollop in the middle. When I pushed it down it spread out toward the rim. Any glue that seeps out can be cut off with an exacto knife when it is almost dry. I also put a book on top of the jar to hold it down. I hope this helps. Thanks for writing.

The Girls from Whimsically Homemade said...

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featured you in our Favorite Find Fridays post over at Whimsically Homemade. We're using one of your pictures and are linking back to you. If that's a problem let us know and we'll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to do this. I would love to do these as gifts but I am having a hard time finding candle stands for a reasonable price. Any idea where I can find any? Thanks so much

t marie said...

The Girls from Whimsically Homemade... thanks for the exposure. I think I will have to visit your site. :)

As for finding candle holders (for anonymous) I scour thrift stores. Sometimes it takes a while to find holders and jars that match up.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Sweden!
I love these candy jars that you made.
I will make many like that in the near future.
Will probably be this year's Christmas gifts for my friends.
Thank you so much for sharing this!
Best regards
Sandra from Sweden.

t marie said...

Hi Sandra from Sweden. I love that you will be making these fun jars for Christmas. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if your candle holders were from a thrift store or did you go and buy them. I particularly like the detailing, but haven't been able to find something comparable.

t marie said...

Yes, I use candle holders from a thrift store. Sometimes it takes a while to find what I'm looking for, but that can be part of the fun. I hope you enjoy this project!

Aggy said...

This is so cool. I am definitely doing this.

lina said...

Que ideia maravilhosa....amei

Anonymous said...

Wow... love this idea... will use it soon... ;)

lqqker38 said...

Awesome idea...l am going to do this tooo.those

Anonymous said...

Why not use jars that don't have left-over odors?

t marie said...

hahaha... that is an obvious decision. However, the jar I used was the perfect choice (from my selecion). I also wanted people to know they could remove an odor if need be.

Thanks for your question, and thanks for stopping by.

Shannon Mcniel said...

The end product looks amazing! It can totally fool anyone to thinking it’s an actual piece rather than a DIY. Making a whole set of them would really add to that touch. I could only imagine the looks on the guest’s faces when they find out they’re not actually expensive pieces, but rather made by you from materials that can be easily found (Well, except for the candle holder. That may be hard to find.).

Shannon @ ASI

Anonymous said...

Can I use glass a candle holder or is metal really the best choice?

t marie said...

You may use a glass candle holder if you wish. However, glass does not paint the same as metal.

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