Step 1: Gather The Essentials
Before we get started, make sure you have all of the supplies below.
You will need:
- Coffee Filters
- Watercolor Paints
- Modge Podge
- Old Brushes
- Used 3-Wick Jar Candle
Step 3: Let Out Your Inner Artist
Using watercolor paints and old makeup brushes, paint coffee filters in your preferred colors. Don’t worry about making a pattern or being precise, covering the white of the filter is the important part. Once finished, let them dry completely.
Step 4: Get To Ripping
Once completely dry, rip the painted coffee filters into 1-2” pieces.
Step 5: Modge Podge It Up
Next, paint a thin layer of Modge Podge on the inside of the clean, empty candle jar.
Step 6: Get Sticky
Stick some of the ripped-up pieces directly to the inside of the jar, lying them as flat as possible. They should overlap and stick up over the top of the jar. This step is not going to look very pretty - it’s a trust-the-process moment!
Step 7: Keep It Going
Continue layering the painted coffee filter pieces. Paint additional thin layers of Modge Podge as needed. Once the layers of painted filters are built to your desired opacity, let them dry for 24 hours.
Step 8: Get It Exact(o)
Carefully remove the excess paper from the top of the jar with a craft knife or small scissors.
Step 9: Finishing Touches
Apply stickers to the outside of the jar to finish!
Step 10: Enjoy
Fill your upcycled project with your favorite MŌDA® brushes. Display it on any vanity or makeup station and enjoy!