Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Dollar Tree Merry & Bright Christmas Candle

Last year (2012) Holiday Season I spied some glass decorative candle glass holders in a local shop. Beautiful mirror and glass that I couldn't stop thinking about   So..... I created my version and here it is!

For this project you need:

Krylon Looking Glass Spray  (Usually in the floral section of craft stores)
Rustoleum Frosted Glass Spray
Dollar Tree  7" tall Vase or any glass vase, wine glass, etc you want to use.  
Stencil - I created mine with my Cameo but there are many ways to create designs.  wrap tape, rubber bands, etc  There are also some great adhesive stencils at your local craft store.

This is what I did

Cleaned the glass vase.  Then,  I used a cotton ball soaked in alcohol to get rid of any residue.
Created my "merry & bright" stencil with the Cameo.  If you don't have a Cameo or vinyl cutter no worries!!!  There are many adhesive stencils out there - Martha Stewart has several that work very well.  Or, as I said earlier, create abstract designs with tape, wrapped rubber bands, and anything that can be used as a stencil.
So, on to what I did:
I placed the stencil on my vase and used some painter's tape and Glad Press and Seal to keep the Looking Glass spray from "wandering"  

QUICK NOTE HERE - the Glad Press and Seal is one amazing tool you need in your DIY Arsenal!  I will let you know why (if you don't already know)  in a future post.

When you spray the Looking Glass spray, be sure to lightly spray each coat.  I think I actually sprayed 6 coats.  This stuff can really drip if used too heavily.   As you know, I am NOT a patient person.  But, I have learned the hard way that this amazing paint can't be rushed.  Trust me on this.  Also, do not touch the letters once they are finished and before the Frost Spray.  (I know this because I messed some letters up - I am messy and that's all I can say.)   But, this was an experiment so I charged on...
I let the Looking Glass spray dry well.  Then, I turned the vase up side down to be sure the Frost spray only covered the outside of the vase/candle holder.  

I have to say I am very pleased with the results!  For once, my little project has turned out the way I imagined :)  

I really love how this turned out!  I do want to try this again with a little smaller font.
As always, thank you for stopping by!

                 And, don't forget to SHINE ON!!!!

Linking up to: Debbiedoo's and Fox Hollow Cottage's Dollar Tree Christmas Party

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