(diy tutorial) wood grain valentine’s day mason jar candle

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

The fabulous Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks! developed a new line of adhesive stencils (in Michaels stores NOW) that you are going to LOVE! I’m loving all of the stencil options available, from chevron to dots. Simple and totally usable with countless crafting options. Amy sent me a wood grain stencil to play with and I really put it to the test with a glittered mason jar. These stencils rock my world for things like glitter or sand because the glue stays super detailed once you peel off the stencil. I also love how durable these stencils are so you can reuse them. Just give them a good wash in between uses and they hold up great. I crafted up a wood grain mason jar candle for Valentine’s Day using my adhesive stencil and LOVE the results. If you aren’t a glitter gal (I must stage an intervention soon), you can always just use brown paint. Add a tiny puffy red heart and you have yourself a new Valentine’s Day centerpiece! Scroll down for a chance to win a stencil!

Smooth Mason Jar

Mod Podge

Brown Glitter

Mod Podge Rocks! Wood Grain Peel & Stick Stencil

Mod Podge Spouncer Applicator

Wax Paper

Red Puffy Paint

Instructions:

Step 1: Peel and stick wood grain stencil on a clean smooth mason jar, with the wood “knot” somewhere on the jar.

Step 2: Use the spouncer to lightly cover the stencil with Mod Podge. Peel off the stencil and immediately pour brown glitter over the glue on the jar, working fast as Mod Podge tends to dry quickly. Wash the stencil according to the package in between uses.

Step 3: Allow the glitter to dry, maybe 30 minutes, and place a piece of wax paper over the glittered section. Stick the stencil right next to the glittered section and repeat step 2. The great thing about wood grain is that the stenciled sections don’t have to completely match up to look good. Repeat until entire jar is glittered and dry.

Step 4: Use red puffy paint to draw a heart at the bottom of the jar. You can paint a thin coat of Mod Podge over the entire jar to seal in the glitter.

Step 5: Attach a red ribbon around the mouth of the jar and add a tea light candle inside.  Enjoy your new wood grain Valentine’s Day candle!

Learn how to use Mod Podge Rocks! Peel & Stick Stencils HERE.

Want to win a stencil? Simply tell me in the comments which Peel & Stick Stencil you’d pick! US residents only, giveaway ends 2/11.

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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