Up·cy·cle // Verb
reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.“the opportunity to upcycle trash, or turn it into new products, was vast”
For a while now, I’ve really enjoyed the idea of taking something you have and turning it into something completely different. I think I’m also in love with up-cycling because it’s thrifty and it reminds me to use what I have instead of going out to the store for something new. Today, I decided to take sauce jars and make them into candle holder using some Rustoleum Mirror Effect Spray Paint. I also found a glass heart shape bowl that has been tucked away in a closet somewhere for the last 4 years and I’ve never liked it enough to put it out in our apartment…until today. I decided to add the mirror effect spray paint to give it a whole new look. Here’s how it turned out…
Use a spray bottle to lightly mist water on the inside of the jar/glass dish you’re using. Then lightly spray on the mirror effect spray paint. Let it dry for a few minutes and then using an old rag/paper towel, gently dab off the water. The idea is to leave it looking some what distressed.
Let dry and then check to see if it looks the way you want it to look. For me, being my first time doing this craft I added a few more coats of the mirror effect spray paint until I decided it looked to my liking.
You can also add a metallic gold craft paint to the inside to give it a more golden look. I did not have this paint on hand today, so next time I go to the craft store I’ll be picking some up so I can try that look next time. I really do love mercury glass, here’s a shot of the jar I spray painted today and a mercury glass votive candle holder from Target.
Here’s a few more shots with a candle inside the mercury glass jar that I created today…
Here’s a few other things I decided to spray paint using the mirror effect today for your viewing pleasure!
The options are endless!