Intro: Painting Glass Votive Candle Holders
Painted cheap glass candle holders make a great gift giving idea and also can be a wonderful favor for your wedding guests. I am going to show you how easy it is to do.
Step 1: Cleaning
You can either wash the glass votive candle holder in warm soapy water or wipe off the outside of the glass with rubbing alcohol.
Step 2: Add Vines
I use an angle brush to paint my vines. I double load with the brown on the tip and off white on the other side of the bristles.
Step 3: Add Leaves
Double load a flat paint brush with your green and yellow paint. Create the grape leaves, adding them to the vines.
Step 4: Add One Stroke Leaves
Double load your flat brush with green and yellow paint. Add One Stroke leaves to fill in the open glass areas.
Step 5: Add Grapes
Use this little stick to make small grapes. Load with purple and white paint. Just place the grape bundles randomly around the candle holder.
Step 6: Candle Holder With Grapes
I typically double load the stick with purple and white paint, then begin at the bottom of the grape bundle with one or two grapes and gradually add more as I work upwards to create the bundle. You can also use other colors like burgundy and green since there are a variety of types of grapes.
Step 7: Add Curlicues
To complete the design I stick the tip of a liner brush in to brown and then in to white, making random curlicues around the candleholder.
Step 8: Air Dry
Allow your painted glass candle holder to air dry for one hour, prior to baking. You may also allow it to air dry for 21 days to fully cure without baking.
Step 9: Bake
Place you glass item in to a cool oven, then preheat. The baking temperature is 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I add the preheat time to the 30 minutes.
Step 10: Cool
Turn off your oven once it has completed the baking time. Keep the oven door closed. Allow your item to cool completely before removing from the oven.