Take A Candleholder From Simple To Sparkly
I stumbled across this quote and it made me laugh and cringe at the same time:
“Pinterest: A fun reminder of the clothes I will never afford/fit into, the home decor I will never afford/fit into our home, the recipes and crafts I am too lazy to make, the sayings I wasn’t clever enough to think of on my own, the photos I wish I had taken but didn’t.” (original pin)
And that quote has been repinned 1,819 times, so clearly there’s some truth to it.
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I have pinned so many projects that I convinced myself I would tackle one day…. and most of those pins have just languished, waiting for me to look at them again.
So, I’m beginning a series that I’m calling Pinterest in Practice. I’ll be peeking at my boards and tackling one project each week. I’m out to prove that the hours I spend on Pinterest aren’t a complete waste of time.
For this week, I chose a project that I tweaked a bit to make it fit my needs. The original pin was for glittered recycled bottles, but I swapped those out for a candleholder that I had sitting around.
What you’ll need
- Clear glass candleholder
- Mod Podge
- Fine glitter
- Old newspaper or paper grocery bag cut open, to protect your work area and provide for easy clean-up (always important when using glitter).
What you’ll do
- Clean your candleholder thoroughly with glass cleaner to remove any oily residue.
- Brush Mod Podge over the entire surface of the candleholder that you’d like your glitter to cover. (The candleholder I worked with offered me a great line to follow along the bottom rim.)
- Sprinkle glitter in a sweeping motion to fully cover the Mod Podge. Then add more for good measure.
- Allow to dry completely. Mine was dry within two hours. Shake, tap or brush off loose glitter. I used a super-soft dry paintbrush, which worked great.
- Place a candle in the bottom of the holder and light the wick.
Variations on this idea
- Create a pattern with masking tape and apply Mod Podge and glitter only to the exposed areas. Allow to dry and remove the tape.
- Use those old florist vases that you have tucked away to create the perfect vase for spring flowers.
- Play with different colours of glitter to complement your decor.