[Kawaii PH x Daiso Japan] Kawaii-fy DIY Project: Pastel Mermaid Candle Jars

Hi, everyone! ♥ We teamed up with Daiso Japan PH to bring you a series of simple and easy Kawaii-fy Your Life Projects this month! The first DIY project will surely bring light and warmth into your dark and cold days (and remind you of oh-so-near-yet-so-far summertime): Pastel Mermaid Candle Jars!

If mermaids had scented candles underwater, it will probably look like this ~ :3


  • Daiso mason jars (we used aquamarine-colored jars for an underwater-feel!)
  • Daiso decorative pebbles (white and pastel blue)
  • Daiso lace tape
  • Daiso pastel-colored mixed sea shells
  • Daiso sakura-scented tea light candles
  • (optional) Daiso flameless tea light candles (battery operated)
  • Daiso tweezers
  • Daiso wooden coffee tray
  • Scissors


  1. Put some strips of lace tape at the lower part of the jar to decorate it. Lace tape is very easy to use since it has its own adhesives! :) You may also use different kinds of ribbons or other embellishments for this part.

2. Pour some decorative pebbles inside the jars. We used two colors for the pebbles, white and blue, and layered them inside for added affect. Don’t put too much pebbles, or we won’t have room for the candle + flame height. You can use a spoon to remove some of the pebbles if you put too much. The pebbles should only take about less than 1/3 of the jar.

3. Remove the shells from the packaging and arrange them in front of you according to size and color, so you will have an easier time in choosing which shells to put inside the jars. If possible, choose the flatter shells instead of the more curved ones, since they will be the base of the candle and they need to be able to hold the candle as steady as possible. With that in mind, arrange the shells inside the jars according to your liking using the tweezers.

4. Now for the light! ♥ You may either use real tea light candles, or,  non-flame battery-operated candles if you don’t wish to use real flames in your room. For this one, we’ll use real tea light candles, especially since we found these amazing sakura-scented ones! Summer with a hint of spring~ ♥

Take out two candles, then use the tweezers to pluck up the wick of the candle. This will make it easier to light the candle later.

Tip: You can decorate the candle tin containers with Daiso washi tapes! ♥

With the tweezers holding the wick of the candle, carefully place it inside the jar.

Do it for the other jar too!

5. Almost there! ♥ Now, place the 2 jars on the wooden coffee tray.

Using the leftover pebbles and shells, decorate the tray~ ♥

Ta-daaa~! ♥ We’re finished!

Now, light the candles for some sakura-scented goodness~♥ (be careful! Use a long matchstick if you have any, or a long thin strip of cardboard)

Hope you liked this Kawaii PH x Daiso Japan DIY project! <3 Stay tuned for more DIY projects from us!

We’d love to see your take on this DIY project too! And guess what, YOU MAY WIN PRIZES from Daiso Japan if you do it too! See the mechanics here:


1. Follow DaisoJapanPH and Kawaii PH on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
2. Do any of the Daiso x KawaiiPH DIY projects that we (kawaii.ph) are posting on our website www.kawaii.ph every week.
3. Take a picture of your finished product and post it on instagram with the hashtags #kawaiifywithdaisojapan , #kawaiiphXdaisojapan and tag @daisophilippines and @kawaii_ph.
4. Tell us in the caption what you think are the benefits of kawaii-fying your room!
5. Daiso PH and Kawaii PH will pick the top 3 best entries based on the photo and caption.
Creativity 50%
Daiso Japan Materials Used 30%
Audience Impact (Photo Likes) 20%
Total 100%
6. Submission of entries: Feb. 9 – March 4, 2017  ♥ Only one (1) entry per person.
7. Top 3 winners will receive Daiso Japan gift certificates:

-1st Prize:      P 1,500

  -2nd Prize:   P 1,000

  -3rd Prize:    P 500

8. Announcement of winners: March 6, 2017


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  • Celinie

    This is so cute!! <3 I can't wait to see the other DIY projects in the following weeks! :D

  • Sakura-scented candles!! (*___*)