I had such a great time doing this project! Like I said, I can't take credit for the idea...the wonderful sisters over at Shanty2chic had this fab idea.
I purchased everything seen here at Hobby Lobby....with exception on the candle stick holders. I had purchased them at Hobby Lobby, but then found some that seemed better, more sturdy, at Michaels.
I then painted everything in Lamp Ebony paint from Americana
Next, distress the crud out of everything! Everyone knows I don't do a project without taking my frustrations out on it :)
I then stained my wood pieces to give it a more finished look.
Glue your pieces together using a very firm and sturdy glue. I used Elmer's Nano glue. You have to use this carefully and sparingly because it foams (bad experience from past projects :) The Shanty sisters recommended Gorilla glue. I waiting 24 hours before filling my jars, but I am soooo in love with them!! For Christmas I plan on filling them with Christmas goodies and the letters for JOY....in between holidays fillers like these can be used.