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First things first- this fun tutorial was inspired by the lovely crew at Heart. Love. Weddings who created a DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece last year. Wanting something a little more Valentines inspired, I altered the tutorial to use Australian available products and something a little brighter in keeping with the season!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Glass jars in your choice of shapes and sizes
  • Contact paper
  • Spray paint (I used Rust-oleum in Gloss Candy Pink, Gloss Berry Pink and Gloss Apple Red)
  • A pen & scissors

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Wash and dry the jars and remove any label glue residue. Trace a shape onto the “wrong” side of the contact paper and cut out carefully. Affix the shapes to the front of your jars (Tip: Choose a shape that sits low enough for your candle light to peek out.)

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Carefully spray your jars, (in a well ventilated area using short strokes and holding the jar far away) including right over your shape and leave to dry.

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Once dry, the contact paper peels right off (hooray!) and leaves a clean crisp line. If you need to touch it up, use a cotton bud dipped into mineral turpentine.

Pop a tea light candle inside and light.  heart vase tutorial009

Rust-oleoum Gloss Candy Pink was sent to Polka Dot Bride for editorial consideration in accordance with our disclosure policy. All other materials were purchased by Polka Dot Bride.