|Christmas Glass Votive with fabric paint|
After the Valentine Doily heart T-shirt craft yesterday I had all this left over fabric paint that was still wet and I didn't want to let it go to waste, then I remembered I had a few of these glass votives left over and knew I could make some Valentine's day themed ones. Now I know you're saying, wait a second here, did you say FABRIC PAINT? Wouldn't those be made of glass, not fabric? Well I'll tell ya, these won't ever go in the dishwasher and I would recommend not getting them wet in any way, but if you are just going to use them for tea light candles or the new pretend tea light battery operated candles, it will work just fine.
Ok so you will need: A 4 inch glass votive (found at the Dollar Tree). Mine was a round cylinder shape but you could go for whatever size and shape you want. The round lends itself to easier taping which I will show you in a minute.
So take some masking tape and tape off the top 1/4 inch of the votive. Make sure the tape is tightly pressed to the glass. Do the same thing around the bottom of the glass. I cut the masking tape in half down the middle to make it thinner and it would wrap around the base easier. This gives the finished piece a nice edge and looks more professional than painting all the way up to the top or getting paint on the brim at the bottom.
|fabric paint votive with tape removed|
|Hold the votive with your hand inside of it to get a better angle to paint|
|Two glass votives using opposite colors|
Here they are all finished the next day and standing guard over my pretty roses my honey gave me for Valentine's day. They look even better when they are all lit up. (See below)
Let me give you a list again of materials you will need to do this project:
4 inch glass votive
fabric paint (both sparkly and metallic)
foam sponge brush
steady hand and a couple design ideas in mind
And here they are all done and lit up. Didn't they turn out so cute!! I know you want to run and make these. The shimmer of the sparkle paint really reflects when the candles are lit. Very romantic if I do say so myself.
|finished Valentine's tea light candle votives|