By Noreen Doll.
A Spider Web Candle Jar is a fun Halloween project.
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.
Use a battery operated candle to light it, and enjoy its eerie glow.
Glass or Jar
White Acrylic Paint
Spider Web Black Lace
Needle and Black Thread
How to Make a Spider Web Candle Jar.
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.
1. Paint the inside of the jar white. Let dry.
I used a blow dryer on low to speed the drying.
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.
Lay the lace on the jar, lining the top edge of the lace up with the top edge of the jar.
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.
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.
Put a battery operated tea light or votive light inside.
The inside can be spray painted white if you prefer.