GOLD PAINTED VOTIVE CANDLE HOLDERS
Hello friends, and happy Thursday.
In today's post, I show you how I took a pair of glass votive candle holders and dressed them up a little bit for the holidays.
I had two plain glass votive candle holders for some time, plain = the perfect blank canvas to do what you want. So I gave them each three coats of metallic gold paint before attaching rhinestones around their circumference in a wave-like pattern. Gold is my favourite accent colour year round, but you can choose any colour of paint you want for this project. That's the beauty of working with blank canvases.
TOOLS & MATERIALS:
Clear rhinestones (purchased from a dollar store)
I applied the paint with a sponge brush, in a top/down motion around the votives. I had to give them each three coats of paint to get full coverage. I waited about one hour between coats.
Then once dry, I randomly applied self-adhesive rhinestones around their circumference where the paint seam is. That only took a minute or two per candle.
These two candle holders would make a great handmade gift for a hostess, mother, friend, etc. this holiday. This was sort of my test run, to see how the paint would dry. I'm satisfied with the outcome, and plan to make a few more for small gifts.
I like to "light" my candles with LED tealights. Ever since my daughter had learned to crawl, I switched from lighting actual candles to using LED, mostly for the safety factor, but also because I can leave them on in a room without having to be there. But if you would like to learn how to make scented candles, I shared a tutorial way back when HERE.
Thanks for taking a look today friends. I hope you enjoyed today's post.
Have a wonderful day :)