Ombre-Ace the Dollar Store Candles
I am so proud of myself for this next craft project. It did not cost me anything. Well, it did at one point but scavenging leftover supplies in my garage is pretty much a freebee. I was able to dig up old Dollar Store candles from who-knows when. The jars were in great shape and the candles were still full. I thought these would be great for a tablescape centerpiece for a backyard dinner party happening this weekend. These candles just need a little paint and it’s good as new. I turned them into ombre candle jars.
I have a shelf full of leftover spray paint cans in the garage. It took me half a minute to dig through the color selection and out comes Kylon’s Glossy White, Watermelon, Mambo Pink, Sea Foam and some no-name brand Spring Green. That is enough for a tri-color ombre.
The candle jars were clean so there were little prep work to be done. I set up my work station in the back yard and began spray painting the ombre candle jars.
Here are the supplies:
Dollar Store Candle Jars
At least three color spray paint cans
Paper or cardboard box to cover work area
A piece of cardboard
- To get the tri-color layering look, start at the top of the jar with white paint. Turn the jar and keep spraying until the paint covers the upper section of the jar. TIP: Spray close for fuller color. Spray far for a blended transition look.
- Cover the white paint with the cardboard 3-5 inches away from the candle jar. Spray the middle section of the jar with a medium color. Turn the jar and cover the entire middle section all around. Spray closer as you get closer to the bottom of the jar.
- Cover the middle section’s end with the cardboard and spray the darkest of the color. Turn and cover the entire bottom section of the jar.
- Let it dry.
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Once these ombre candle jars were dry, I gathered old silk flowers and leaves from the craft room closet and assembled a fun tablescape. I started with a moss runner. Then added leaves as greenery and even a flower just because I had it. Finally, I spread the ombre candle jars out on the runner. When the sun sets, I can light the candles for a fun evening ambiance. It’s going to be great.
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