Marbled Candle Jars

by Alex Preston and Victoria Whitaker

Turn simple glass jars into creative candle holders using Jacquard's Marbling Kit and Lumiere 3D!


  • Grafix .005 Matte Dura-lar 9" x 12"
  • Glass jar
  • Jacquard Marbling Kit:
  • Jacquard Lumiere 3D Clear Adhesive
  • Stylus and hair combs
  • Blender
  • Gallon bucket
  • Ruler
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Baking tray or pan (15" x 10" x 1")
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Paper towels or newsprint


Setting up for marbling process Setting up for the marbling process

1. Follow Marbling Kit Instructions to blend carrageenan and 1 quart of water in blender for 1 minute. Pour into bucket; fill with water until volume equals 1 gallon. Mix smooth. Fill tray to 3/4" level with mixture.

Laying down Marbling Color Marbling the color into a design

2. Drip Marbling Colors from bottles onto surface, beginning with Black. Manipulate suspended paints with stylus and comb over mixture, dragging paint in long lines.


Placing Dura-lar on marbled design surface

3. Holding sheet of Dura-lar by diagonal corners, allow center to touch paint mixture and release corners so film falls onto surface. Immediately remove film from surface. Let film dry wet side up. Remove paint from carrageenan surface using paper towel. To marble again, repeat Step 2 (adding paint to mixture).

4. Visit to print full-size patterns (click on "Magazine" and select "Patterns.") Cut shape from marbled film, and adhere onto glass jar using Lumiere 3D Clear Adhesive.

Using Lumiere 3D Clear Adhesive to attach design to jar  Placing marbled design on glass jar

NOTE: Carrageenan can be mixed with a spoon instead of a blender, but the mixture will need to sit longer afterwards (about 10-12 hours).

Also included in the Marbling Kit is Alum, which is used to pre-treat papers and fabrics. Alum is not needed when using Dura-lar material.

 Owl marbled candle jar  Variety of completed marbled candle jars


Finished project

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