I used Fall colors but the beauty of this is that you can use any color combination you like – red and green for Christmas or pastel colors for Easter – or any combinations for wedding or party centerpieces!
Let me show you how easy it was to make these!
Materials needed for make the DIY crackled paint votives –
- Glass votives in various shapes and sizes (I got mine at the dollar store)
- Craft paint in the colors of your choice – I used burgundy, orange and brown.
- Couple of Paper plates and paint brush
- small object to support the votives while they dry (I used a little block of wood
The process is super simple and extremely similar to how I got the crackled effect on my dresser. I have a quick video showing you how I made these –
Here is a step by step process for you if you would rather just read about it –
Step 1 – Wash and clean the votives well so they don’t have any residues on them.
Step 2 – Dab white glue on the votive and allow to dry for about 5 minutes. You want it to form a film on the top but not dry.
Step 3 – Dab the craft paint lightly onto the glue. Be careful not to disturb the layer of glue.
Step 4 – Let dry! You have unique painted tea light holders!
The effect of the flame peeking through the crackled paint is very beautiful! I am thinking I will be making one set for Christmas too!
Another easy and quick craft that you can use for any season in any color is the waterproof DIY marbled vase I made in exactly 5 minutes.
This coastal candle holder can be painted and decorated to match any season or occasion!
Original article and pictures take http://www.anikasdiylife.com/diy-crackled-paint-votives/ site