“Stained” Glass Candle Holders

stained glass candleholders2The 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:

stained glass candleholders

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I think they are just beautiful and the perfect thing to warm up our winter table.


5 thoughts on ““Stained” Glass Candle Holders

  1. These lanterns turned out beautifully! I love that you used the experience as a learning lesson for the your kids as well. That is the mark of a great mom, which I know you are. Really enjoyed seeing what you are up to, as well as getting to see the wee ones!

  2. What lovely lanterns you and the little ones made! I love that you also used this as a learning tool for the wee ones, that is the mark of a great mom! I love seeing what you are up to and your adorable little ones as well!

    • Thank you, Andrea! Your magazine and blog are just wonderful! I am hoping someone will give me a subscription for my birthday the end of this month, since I so enjoyed the Autumn issue. 🙂

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