Candle stick pillar jar – Dollar store crafting
I love to reuse old things. I especially love taking an old item and repurposing it into something completely new! In this instance, I’ve taken an old candle jar, the second vintage knob from my cabinet refinish, and a dollar store candle stick and made this lovely pillar apothecary jar. It was so easy, and a very inexpensive way to add a fun and functional decor item.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this fun decoration:
- Dollar store candle stick
- empty and clean candle jar (or another jar of your choosing)
- a furniture or cabinet knob/pull
- E6000 Glue (Affiliate)
- (optional) spray paint
First I needed to get the glue drying, since that step takes the longest, I did it first. Place some glue around the rim of your candle stick, and plop it (technical term there) down on the bottom of your jar, as centered as you can manage. I love that the E6000 glue dries completely clear without looking cloudy.
While your glue is drying, you will need to add a hole to your jar lid. Alternately, you can skip this step, remove the screw from the knob, and glue the knob to the top of your lid instead. I wanted to have the option to change out the knob someday if I wanted, so I went with the hole and the knob can be easily screwed in or out of the lid.
There’s no special science for creating the hole in the metal lid. Use a nail or screw roughly the size of the screw on your knob, and hammer it through the lid. After I had the hole in my lid, I went one step further and spray painted the lid a hammered copper. Since I planned to use my jar on my cabinet I wanted it to match the lantern I have there as well.
All that’s left to do now is put it all together! You can fill your jar with anything. Seasonal candy, or decorations, beads, or sand. Whatever matches your decor style.
The E6000 glue holds up great to hand washing (I’ve never tried putting it in the dish washer) so it’s not a problem cleaning your jar in between uses if you want to fill it with candy.
Does it look great there on my cabinet next to my hammered copper lantern? I filled mine with plastic gems and marbles, what will you put in yours?