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Saw It On PINTEREST – MADE IT! Candlestick Lolly Jars.

Monday, 2nd September 2013

Saw It On PINTEREST – MADE IT! Candlestick Lolly Jars.

Hi my name is Jacqui and I’m a Pinterest addict….. You can find me on Pinterest by clicking HERE.

A while back I was searching for lime green and grey lounge rooms and for some reason this lolly jar pin popped up in the search.

Pinned it instantly. Totally loved the idea.

So I set myself the task of replicating it to feature in our freshly painted kitchen.


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{Original Lolly Jar Credit}

Every time I went into op-shops I would look for old chalices or candle holders. I discovered 2 oldies for $1.00 each and purchased 2 others on a recent trip to Ikea.

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I found some Grip-Lock Primer out in the shed from an old project and painted each candle holder with it. Normal paint will not stick to glass and shiny surfaces if you do not prime it first.

This primer allows you to paint on any shiny surface, letting your coloured paint stick. Make sure you have a good even coverage to unsure your coloured paint does not bubble when you get to that part.

This next picture shows 1 coat of primer paint. I gave them another coat to cover the bubbles on the top.

HINT: Don’t forget to prime the glass container or jar lids that you will be using for the lolly jars.

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Once the Grip Lock Primer was dry, I had hubby spray paint them with a super cheap grey primer from a discount shop. This just gave them a smooth finish and I knew they were then completely covered and ready for the coloured paint.

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I then applied the lime green paint. It took 3 coats of paint to get a nice even coverage around all the bumps and curves of the candle holders.

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The above image (left) shows just one coat of green paint. As you can see it was quite streaky so they really needed the 2nd and 3rd coat to finish them off (right).

I just used some silicone glue that I had here at Chaos HQ to stick the glass jars to each candle holder.

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And wa-laa….

Here’s our lolly jars finished and sitting on our new kitchen shelves.

What do you think? Nailed it?

Keep your eyes peeled for a kitchen update post real soon to see the whole display set up!

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    1. How clever is my niece, well done they are lovely. xx

    2. They look fantastic Jac!! Very clever. I wonder if spray paint would give a better coverage? Might have to try this out myself. Any reason to go thrifting... LisaW recently posted...Mood Board Monday | Black and WhiteMy Profile

    3. commonchaoschronicle

      Thanks Melina, that's lovely of you to say that :-)

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