Decorative glass votive candle holders are easy to make and a nice way to provide a homemade candle holder for the kitchen or dining room.
Do you love home decor that glitters and sparkles?
If so, you are going to love these 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 vases, mason jars, or other home decor pieces.
They look like expensive candle holders but are made with supplies from the dollar store.
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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 outside of the glass candle holder with a paintbrush.
Apply 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.
Apply two coats of this paint.
When the red paint is dry then it is time to paint with 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 of gesso, apply with a sponge. 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 sparkles from behind the white ceramic outside.
These decorative candle holders could be used for any type of event centerpiece, and they would be perfect for weddings!
Of course, you can also customize and use any color of glitter to match your theme or home decor.
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How to Make Painted Glitter Votive Candle Holders
- Glass Votive Candle Holder
- White Acrylic Gesso
- Red Metallic Paint
- Red Glitter
- Mod Podge
- Combine the red glitter and Mod Podge - about equal parts of each to get good coverage.
- Paint the mixture onto the outside of the votive with a paintbrush.
- Apply 7 coats of the glitter and Mod Podge mixture. Letting it dry 10-15 minutes between each coat.
- For the next 2 layers apply the Metallic Red Acrylic Paint. This will fill in all of the space that didn't get covered with glitter.
- Apply two coats of gesso with a paintbrush.
- For the third coat of gesso, apply with a sponge. It will look kind of pokey, but don't worry, the paint flattens out as it dries.
- Paint the top rim of the votive with gesso.
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