This is a very simple and elegant decoration you can make for the Christmas season. It could also be made for Christmas gifts or special occasions.
It only cost me 75 cents to make this! I only had to buy the glass jar. I had everything else. But if you start fresh, with none of these things, it will probably only cost $3.75 to make.
You're going to need some wax (I used wax from an old candle. You don't need a lot of wax for this project, so if you plan on buying a candle, get the smallest size, like a votive candle.)
You're also going to need a can to melt the wax in, a stirring stick-I used a bamboo skewer, some paper towels, and your choice of a jar.
Start by chopping off bits and pieces of your candle, and putting it inside the can.
Set the can on top of your burner, and let the wax melt. Use your skewer to mix the wax around so it doesn't burn to the bottom.
Before you get ready to pour, set your jar on it's side on top of the paper towel. Once all the wax has melted, (and believe me, it will only take a few seconds) use a pair of tongs to pick up the hot can off the burner,
And pour the wax over the top of the jar. The glass shouldn't break or even crack under that heat, unless it was in a really cold area or something.
Grab the inside of the jar and turn it around in circles as you pour out the wax, creating the frosted look around the whole jar.
This is how it should look once you're finished. If you use a jar similiar to this one, try not to pour the wax near the neck of the jar - that was the hottest part of the jar after I had lit the candle, and it melted the wax away from that area!
After I had finished this one, I continued making more, and here are the results:
The jars will be different every time. You can experiment with each one, making the wax thicker or thinner around it.
After it's all finished, set a tealight inside and enjoy your work!
It's also probably a good idea to light your candles and let them burn for a while. That way, you'll be able to see if any area of the jar gets hot enough to melt the wax on the outside.
Try it out for yourself. It took me no time at all to whip these out, and they turn out really well. You know what else would look great in these? Water and floating candles! I just now thought of that... I should try that out sometime...