It was really windy here the other day. Enough so that the curtains were almost vertical at one point and knocked a cute dragonfly candle lamp I have/had right off of the desk and shattered the base of it. All I was left with was the “shade.” I really didn’t want to just throw the shade in the recycling with the many pieces of the base so I decided to recycle it!
I found a clear glass jar that the base of the shade fit into and seemed to be the right proportions so it wouldn’t look weird and thought I could finish it very quickly using a faux tinted glass method. I have done this before on other jars so I figured it should work for this as well. Not only will the light/candle show through the shade, it will also glow from the painted jar!
So, this is what I started with…. the shade, of course, a clean glass jar, some acrylic paint and some Modge Podge.
I poured a small amount of the paint and Modge Podge onto a plate and mixed it up with a brush.
And painted the jar with the mixture.
I let it fully dry and then gave it a coat of just the Modge Podge to seal it.
I added some cute butterfly stickers I bought a while back from the dollar store, put the shade on top and now I have a pretty candle lamp for the back deck made out of a jar and the recycled shade!