Making a Valentine's Day Jar Candle Holder

Decorative handmade jar candle holders can help set the mood for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. This is a page about making a Valentine's Day jar candle holder.


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Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate the love existing between a couple. Turn old cheese spread glass jars into romantic lanterns and use them to set the mood for a special Valentine's dinner.

Tip: For each jar, only a little bit of spray paint is used, so with one can of spray paint, one could make a few of these lanterns.

Total Time: one hour, including drying time

Yield: one lantern


  • 1 250g empty cheese spread glass jar
  • left-over piece of cardstock
  • 0.3" wide red satin ribbon
  • 0.6" wide red polymer clay rose
  • 1 battery operated T-light
  • 1 large petal palm punch from XCut, code XCU 261811
  • Heritage Spray-on Contact Glue
  • Spraymate Sandblast semi-transparent spray paint
  • glue gun and glue stick
  • 1 piece of cotton wool
  • cotton buds
  • methylated spirits
  • old newspaper to protect the working area


  1. Punch eight flowers from the cardstock.
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  3. Lightly spray the one side of the flowers with the Heritage Contact Glue and allow to dry.
  4. Position the flowers all around the glass jar.
  5. Use cotton wool and methylated sprites to clean the jar all around the flowers.
  6. Place the jar upside down and spray with the Spraymate Sandblast spray paint.
  7. Allow to dry and add a second layer.
  8. Allow to dry thoroughly before removing the cardstock flowers.
  9. Use the cotton buds and methylated spirits to gently remove any glue residue from where the flowers were positioned.
  10. Tie ribbon around the neck of the jar and make a bow.
  11. Hot glue the polymer clay rose to the bow.
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  13. Add the candle and voila!
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