Glass Jar Candle Holder Ideas

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October 13, 2011

A scarecrow and a pumkin candle holder sitting on a sink.Recycle jars into scarecrow candle holders.

Approximate Time: less than 1 hour, excluding drying time



  1. Spray paint a clean jar and the lid with a flesh colored paint (or orange for pumpkin) and allow to dry.
  2. Glue the lid on to the top of the jar, upside down. This will hold your votive candle.
  3. Draw or paint a face on the jar and allow to dry. Triangles work for eyes and a squiggly line is perfect for the mouth.
  4. Spray with clear spray paint to prevent chipping when you store this for the season.
  5. Glue hair to the jar just below the lid. Use a rubber band to hold in place and allow to dry.
  6. Decorate the straw hat using artificial flowers, ribbon, or a tiny crow.
  7. Affix the hat to your jar, hiding the hair line.
  8. Add a scented candle.

Be Careful! This is very flammable, so do not leave candle unattended. Or you can use a battery operated candle.


By Diana from Prospect, KY

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August 19, 2016

In every home we can always find scraps that are still very useful. Find some empty jars, whether it's a baby food jar, a mayonnaise jar, or a jam container. Turn it into a simple but impressive decoration.

Homemade Scented Candle-in-a-Jar Decoration

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February 17, 2017

This is an easy way to have candlelight in your home. It's fun and affordable to make so that you can save your money instead of buying a new one at the store.


This is a wise idea for mommies out there and everyone!

Glass Jar Candle Holder - closeup of lit candles

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December 4, 2015

Make a lovely autumn candle holder from a recycled jar to decorate for the season. This is a page about making an autumn leaves jar candle holder.

Making an Autumn Leaves Jar Candle Holder

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December 21, 2016

This is a page about making a dried banana leaves candleholder. Dried banana leaves can be used in a number of craft projects.

Dried Banana Leaves Candleholder

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