Thursday, September 12, 2013

DIY Paint & Glitter Candle Holder


I had this square votive sitting around collecting dust and decided to try to give it a facelift.  Up close, it kind of looks like an elementary school project, but when you stick a candle in it and hide it on a shelf, you can't really tell how clumsy I am when it comes to DIY projects.

Originally it was just a plain glass square.  I spray painted it cream.  I may have been a little overzealous in my spray paint attack.  You can see where it's thicker in some places than others.  Also, I don't love this cream color and maybe would pick something brighter if I ever do this again.

I taped a heart shaped piece of card stock on the glass, and once the paint dried, I removed the card stock, brushed on some Mod Podge, and sprinkled it with glitter.

I let the glitter dry and brushed off the excess before spraying the whole thing down with a clear top coat.

Then I brought it in the house and put a candle in it.  After I took pictures, I blew out the candle because I was afraid the combination of spray paint and clear lacquer might cause the whole thing to combust.
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