I saw this super cute idea via Amarixe (Allison Anderson) which is a lovely young lady on youtube, but she also has a blog which you can look at here where she demonstrates her version of these golden candle jars! Hers look incredibly chic so I thought I could give it a go on one of my days where I was feeling particularly crafty. I started to gather my left over candle jars and kept them in a box in my room waiting for the perfect day to use them. I ran to Michael's and bought the Martha Stewart gold liquid guilding paint which is so perfect. I already had a small paint brush, stickers, newspaper, and washi- tape (you can also use painters tape). There are SO many ways in which you can design the patterns on the jars, so you choose whichever you'd like!
I went with a more simple design with stripes and a few with my initial, symbols, and even one with fun polka dots! After taping off the jars I went ahead and painted on one layer of the gold paint, let it set and dry, then applied additional layers until I saw that it was fully coated until my liking (usually just 2-3 coats). After the paint has dried I slowly removed the tape and noticed that some of the paint was leaking beneath the tape so afterwards I just went in with an exacto knife and scraped over the edges to make the lines and the initials to look nice and clean cut.
I love that it just adds some pizzazz to your bedroom or bathroom, or any room you decide to add it to! It is great for all sorts of storage whether it be pens, cotton balls, q-tips, travel perfumes like I did, etc! You can even keep the jar lids and add cute knobs to the tops of them. I love that there is such a variety you can do with a simple candle jar of any size.
What kinds of storage would you use these for? Would you give it a try?