The Wee One and I made gorgeous painted candle holders this week. We followed this wonderful tutorial from Crafting Connections’ blog. Super easy and we had everything on hand to make them. I had hoped to make them just before Christmas but was too sick. Here’s the basic overview of what we did, but if you want more details, follow the link above.
We made our own mod podge (equal parts water and Elmer’s white glue– we had a half used bottle of glue that we just added water to and shook up, giving us a container for our mod podge), squirted some inside a mason jar, added some drops of food coloring, shook it up (with the lid on if you can find it, otherwise we used aluminum foil held on tight), then turned it upside down to dry and get the excess out. Then we used a different color of food coloring mixed with the homemade mod podge to paint the outside (we used a brush for this step). Let that dry and you have a beautiful “stained” glass candle holder! I love the results (as does the Wee One), and the process was lots of fun. I also enjoy doing a multi-day project like this with kids because it helps build patience skills and follow-through.
Here’s our process in photographic form:
I think they are just beautiful and the perfect thing to warm up our winter table.