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DIY pro Geneva Vanderzeil reveals how to upcycle old candle jars

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  • Australian home stylist Geneva Vanderzeil has shared a simple hack for the home
  • The 35-year-old transformed empty candle jars into beautiful cake stands.
  • Using supplies from Bunnings, he painted the jars and glued them onto the plates.
  • The end result looked beautiful, and others called the DIY “pure genius.”

A DIY enthusiast has shown how to transform empty candle holders into amazing kitchen gadgets.

Geneva Vanderzeil, from Brisbane, racked up 20,000 views on a TikTok video after sharing the idea for the ‘pure genius’ home project.

Using supplies from Bunnings Warehouse, the 35-year-old made stylish cake stands by painting and gluing the jars to plates.

The end result looked beautiful and would likely impress dinner guests.

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DIYer Geneva Vanderzeil, from Brisbane, Australia, used old candle jars to create a beautiful cake stand (pictured center)

DIYer Geneva Vanderzeil, from Brisbane, Australia, used old candle jars to create a beautiful cake stand (pictured center)

The idea is perfect for those who want to recycle items at home.

Using supplies from Bunnings Warehouse, the 35-year-old made the cake stands by painting and gluing the jars to the plates.

The idea is perfect for those who want to recycle items at home. Using supplies from Bunnings, the 35-year-old made the cake stands by painting and gluing the jars to the plates.

In the viral TikTok video, Guinevere first placed the candle jar in a bowl of hot water to remove any remaining wax.

Next, he painted the glass jar pink and let it dry before gluing it to the bottom of the plate.

“It’s just acrylic paint, but the plate is not painted, just the inside of the candle jars, so the food doesn’t have any contact,” she wrote online.

In the viral TikTok video, Guinevere first placed the candle jar in a bowl of hot water to remove any remaining wax.

Next, he painted the glass jar pink and then let it dry before gluing it to the bottom of the plate, and the end result looked beautiful (pictured)

In the viral TikTok video, Guinevere first placed the candle jar in a bowl of hot water to remove any remaining wax. Next, she painted the glass jar pink and then let it dry before gluing it to the bottom of the plate, and the end result looked gorgeous.

The finished product images on Instagram look beautiful and impressed others online.

‘What a great way to reuse those jars!’ one woman wrote, another added: ‘These look amazing.’

This is certainly one of the easiest DIY projects from Geneva, as I’ve previously made tables out of dumpsters and ‘mushroom’ lamps out of affordable bowls.

Earlier this year, Geneva made her own stylish 'mushroom' lamps using kitchen items from IKEA.

Geneva documented the process from start to finish and impressed thousands on social media with the simplicity of the home project.

Earlier this year, Geneva made its own mushroom lamps out of IKEA kitchen items. To mimic the shape of a mushroom, he used a painted glass vase and a metal bowl, glued them together, and inserted battery-powered lights inside the bowl.

Earlier this year, Geneva made its own mushroom lamps out of IKEA kitchen items.

To mimic the shape of a mushroom, he used a painted glass vase and a metal bowl, glued them together, and inserted battery-powered lights inside the bowl.

‘I’ve been looking at these little lamps and have wanted to make one myself for a while now. How cute are they?! I honestly can’t believe how easy this one was,” Geneva wrote on Instagram.

Geneva said she “looked everywhere” for the perfect bowl and opted for the $7 IKEA Blanda bowl.

He started by mixing bi-card soda with water-based paint to create a ceramic effect, then layered over the vases and bowl.

After applying and drying a couple coats of paint, Geneva carefully glued the fairy lights and battery pack to the center of the bowl.

Then he simply placed the bowl in the glass container and turned on the light.

The process is easy enough for beginners to complete and doesn’t require a lot of supplies.

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