Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Recycled Jar Team Candle Holder

We're entering my favorite season folks... yep, Football Season!!! It's hard to believe this is the fourth year of my PIGSkin Challenge where I choose a subject to post about once a week for the 17 weeks of football. This year I decided to focus on items with a football theme instead of recipes. Could be anything from a craft to serving dishes (with some football food here and there), I think it will be fun!

I'm kicking off my PIGSkin Challenge with a Recycled Jar Team Candle Holder. If you know a true sports fan you know we they can be a little, fanatical about our their team! This Team Candle Holder is a fun idea because it's a gift guys will like and it's easy enough that the kids can help make it. And as Martha Stewart would say, the world could always use more glitter:@)
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I found the window clings at Michael's for $2.49, they even had some local colleges.
The football beads are from JoAnn Fabrics.
I loved the idea of recycling a jar and used a small Better Than Bullion jar (approx 3"x3"). 

Elmer's Glue
Team window cling
Ribbon, beads and assorted other embellishments if desired
Tea light candle

  1. My glue mixture was 1 tsp each water, Elmer's Glue and glitter. 
  2. I didn't save the jar lid so I mixed it with a wooden skewer and shook it around the jar pretty good. Then tilted the jar and swirled it all over the inside. 
  3. You'll find it's a wet mixture and it slides down the sides of the jar. I simply kept tilting and swirling and found that more glitter stuck each time I did it. 
  4. When I finally felt there was enough glitter stuck to the sides of the jar I turned it upside down on a paper plate to drain. I broke the wooden skewer in half and placed the jar opening on top of the two pieces, that way the glue/water could run out.
  5. Once you decide it's drained enough dip the outer edge of the top of the jar in the glue/glitter on the paper plate. Just enough to cover it so it looks nice.
  6. Let everything dry completely, takes a day or two.
  7. Clean the outside of the jar well with alcohol and dry off. Trim the window cling so it will fit on the jar, peel off paper and smooth it on the jar.
  8. Add ribbon or any cute embellishment you'd like to cover the top of the jar-if desired.
  9. Add a tea light and fire it up to bring your team good luck!!!


  1. Can you make me one with a Dallas Cowboy logo? Probably not...heeheehee! I love it! I'm glad that's a beef hot dog....not turkey! lol

  2. What a cute craft! My kids show pigs and seeing pig in the name of your blog made me curious to hop over and check it out!

  3. Glad you explained that the glitter was on the inside. You could make a haul selling these at craft fairs. Go team! Go you!

  4. This is so cool...I would love to make one for my son in law! Wow...17 weeks of football, I didn't know!!!!


  5. So fun Lynn and I can think of many ways to enjoy it!

  6. Very fun! Love the football beads! Roll Tide!

  7. What a fun recycled jar! Glad to hear that is a beef hotdog!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  8. How cool is that?! Great idea & as always, Earl cracks me up. LOL

    I think I would have to do a novena & light an entire rack of candles for the Browns to go to the Super Bowl.

  9. Way too cute, Lynn! You're giving Martha a run for her money!! I know Earl is happy about that all-beef hot dog! I prefer them myself.

  10. Such a fun project! You are always up to something interesting and unique Lynn!

  11. Hey Lynn, where do you live???? We are in Avondale, pa. and I grew up in PHILLY!!! GO Eagles!!!!

  12. I love the idea of using recycled jars.
    Roll Tide Roll.

  13. Lynn, I knew immediately this was you when I saw this thumbnail :) I love the glitter and the recycled jar! Happy Pigskin Season to you!

  14. Cute.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. That's such a cute idea....
    FOOTBALL...Oh, dear ! EVERYone in the family love it but daughter and I and we could care less..
    HOWEVER, we dooo love the food associated with the game. hahhaa....

  16. Terrific idea, Lynn!! I may have to try this at our house; thanks for sharing where you found all the materials. I love those little footballs. :-D

    Visiting from Seasonal Sundays -- have a wonderful day! BTW, we have football on at our house right now.


    Denise at Forest Manor

  17. What an awesome idea!! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers!

  18. Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 18 for Crafting with Bottles and Jars, open May 30 to June 10. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

  19. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #AThemedLinkup 19 for Cleaning and Organizing, from my previous linkup for Crafting with Bottles and Jars, open June 15 to 25. All entries shared if social media buttons are installed.


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