Last updated on June 10th, 2019 at 10:07 am
Glitter Votive Candle Holders are a perfect addition to any centerpiece. Great for wedding or home decor. Easy DIY Craft Idea. Video tutorial included!
Are you a glitter and sparkle fan? If so, you are going to love these glitter votive candle holders. They are beautiful on their own but add a candle to them and they really shine!
You could use this technique on any type of glass like a vase, jars, or home decor pieces. I love that the inside looks glamorous and sparkly while the outside is plain but still beautiful.
Plus, you don’t need that many supplies and this is a pretty simple craft, although it is not fast because you have to let each layer of paint dry before you add the next coat.
Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn’t be found online.
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How to Make Painted Glitter Votive Candle Holders
To begin, combine the red glitter and Mod Podge. I don’t have an exact measurement but I would say about equal parts of each to get good coverage.
Then simply paint the mixture onto the votive with a paintbrush.
I applied 7 coats of the glitter and Mod Podge mixture. You want a majority of the surface to be covered in glitter. Let each coat dry for 10-15 minutes before you add another.
The next couple of layers is the Metallic Red Acrylic Paint. This will fill in all of the space that didn’t get covered with glitter. I applied two coats of this paint.
When the red paint is dry then it is time to move onto the Gesso. Gesso is a canvas primer used on canvases. It is super thick so it is great to use for this project because it will cover all of the red.
Apply two coats with a paintbrush.
For the third coat, apply with a sponge and tap the votive. It will look kind of pokey, but don’t worry, the paint flattens out as it dries. When the Gesso dries it looks like ceramic.
Make sure to paint the top rim. This will make the votive look more finished, and it just looks cool! 🙂
Aren’t they beautiful? I love seeing all of the red glitter sparkle from behind the white ceramic outside.
These glitter votive candle holders could be used for any type of event centerpiece, and they would be perfect for weddings!
You can also customize and use any color of glitter to match your theme or home decor.
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