Our gate space was bigger so it is a double and I don’t have those amazing flowers growing over it .. YET!… and the hardware is what what we had laying around , so it is temporary. But i am just as in love with the one in my yard , or maybe more in love with it, because it was made especially for me.
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Like many others, I have become obsessed with Pinterest.com since the day my friend introduced me to the site. And I am happy to say that , although it is a bit of a crafty brain overload, I have found myself actually recreating some of the projects that I have pinned. One of my first projects was also one of my very first pins… DIY CANDY JARS… totally easy, especially since I found that I already had all of the materials. Here is what the original pin looked liked:
I know! Lovely! right?! Mine turned out a little different, but in my opinion, just as lovely….
I used old brass candlestick and different sized jars that I had saved, Painted them in contrasting colors and filled with old fashioned hard candy.
Here’s the how to:
what you need:
~ jars with lids
~ paintbrush (if you use spraypaint , you probably won’t need the brush~obviously)
~ strong craft glue
~ candy for filling
1. Paint your candlesticks and let them dry COMPLETELY (I used 3 coats of paint) Also paint your jar lids and let them dry COMPLETELY.
2. After the paint is dry , glue the bottom of the jars to the top of the candlesticks and let the glue dry COMPLETELY.
3. Fill with candy, replace lids, and enjoy!!!