Spider Web Candle Jar

By Noreen Doll.

A Spider Web Candle Jar is a fun Halloween project.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal

When i saw this spider web lace at the fabric store, I knew I needed to make something with it.

A Spider Web Candle Jar can be made with any glass or jar, so you can recycle if you want to.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal

Use a battery operated candle to light it, and enjoy its eerie glow.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal


Glass or Jar

White Acrylic Paint

Foam Brush

Spider Web Black Lace

Mod Podge

Needle and Black Thread

How to Make a Spider Web Candle Jar.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal

It is easier to attach the lace if your glass or jar is straight up and down.

However, I like the way the glass curved out in the center, and the way the web looked on it.

I bought a drinking glass at the dollar store for this project, but a candle jar, clear glass vase, or recycled jar would work as well.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal

1. Paint the inside of the jar white. Let dry.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal

I used a blow dryer on low to speed the drying.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal

2. Cut the lace so it is 1 or 2 inches bigger around than the jar, and 1 or 2 inches taller than the jar.

I used the selvedge of the lace for the top of my jar because I liked the extra black around the edge.

3. If you are using a jar that is curved or bigger in the center, you will need to gather the lace a little at the top and bottom so it will lie flatter.

Run a basting stitch across the lace near the top and bottom, leaving long ends of thread at each side for gathering.

4. Coat the outside of the jar with Mod Podge.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal

Lay the lace on the jar, lining the top edge of the lace up with the top edge of the jar.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal

5. Smooth the lace onto the jar, adding a little more Mod Podge if you need to, to be sure the lace adheres.

Overlap the edges in the back of the jar. If there is too much fabric overlapping, cut off the excess with a pair of scissors.

6. Use the threads to gather the top snuggly around the jar and tie the ends.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal

Add Mod Podge over the top of the lace if needed to help it adhere.

7. Gather the lace at the bottom and fold it under the bottom of the jar, making sure there is enough Mod Podge to adhere it.

I had a little trouble getting the lace to lay flat against the bottom of the jar, so I set the jar on the table and lifted it just slightly so I could blow dry the wet Mod Podge on the bottom.

When It was almost dry, I pressed the jar down firmly, turning it a little from side to side. It dried nice and flat.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal

Put a battery operated tea light or votive light inside.

Spider Web Candle Jar by Crafty Journal


The inside can be spray painted white if you prefer.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. What a perfect halloween accessory – LOVE it !

  2. ohhhh how cool and spooky! I don’t like spiders but lace webs on candles are awesome!

  3. This is very cool, Noreen! Pinned to my Fall Fun board also. Your buddy, Linda

  4. This is a great idea. Pinned to my Halloween board. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Hope to see you again soon.

  5. Love this!! Such a great idea!
    Thank you for sharing


  6. Jann Olson says:

    We’ve done a similar project and it is a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. This so cute! I need to make a couple of these for my apartment considering I don’t have much room for anything big to store right now! Thank you for linking up with at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I hope to see you back later on tonight to link up with us again!

  8. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom says:

    What a cute and easy Halloween project! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  9. I really like this! very creative! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things Link Party!! Come back again!! Pinned!

  10. This is such an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing it. I’m Anita visiting from The Pin Junkie Pin Party.

  11. Very cool!! I thought maybe these were made with hosiery but I like it even better than it was fabric/lace from the fabric store. Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see your latest makes & makes tonight. :)

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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