Monday, January 31, 2011

My new addiction

I'm sure you've all seen the epsom salt candles floating around the blog world. I liked the idea, but thought it could use improving. Here is my version...the glitter candle.
I love how sparkly it is! I painted hot pink onto the bottom 3/4 of the candle (2 coats) and when that was dry had my little helper coat the paint in Mod Podge. Then we covered the Podge in glitter! I didn't seal the glitter, because I didn't want to take away any of the awesome sparkle but since it will just be sitting on a shelf I figured it was ok. Now, I don't know about the safety of burning this candle, but with as stinkin' cute as it is why on earth would you want to! Once it was all dry I just tied a ribbon around the top of where the glitter ends.
Here it is next to my coffee filter carnations. If you want me to put together a tutorial on how I made the carnations let me know!
I think I'm going to have to make one for each holiday because as soon as we were finished Madie said to me "I want to make more" and since she rules this roost I think I'll just have to oblige. :)

6 comments:

  1. oh my goodness. I want it! So shiiiiiny!

    Holly x

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  2. Yes, please post a tutorial on the coffee filter carnations. They are so pretty and I could totally use these for a project I have in mind. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. i want to make coffee filter carnations please

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  4. how did you make those? i would like to make it with my daughter for a school project!!

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  5. Anonymous - I taped off the top part of the candle (the part I didn't want glittery) and painted the bottom with acrylic paint in a color that matched my glitter. Once the paint was dry I covered it with Mod Podge and then sprinkled it with glitter. I worked in small sections when it came time for the Mod Podge so that it didn't dry up before I could get the glitter on.
    I hope that helps! If you need further instructions or want a photo tutorial let me, I'll be happy to make one!

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