Christmas Countdown: Christmas is just 17 weeks away!
This idea was fused from two different books in which I saw snowman candle holders. I'm not the best painter in the world, nor would I ever claim to be, but I think there's something so wonderful about a hand-painted item, even when there's flaws (how else would one know the item is hand-painted? hehe).
The beauty of this is that it's so simple to make, really anyone can do it - I promise!
Here's what you need to make this snowman candle holder:
- Candle holder
- White paint that can be used on glass
- Dimensional orange paint
- Dimensional black paint
- You can either "cure" your glass (follow the directions on the white paint bottle that's designed for use on glass), or just start painting (I just start painting).
- Pour white paint onto either a paper plate or paper towel or something disposable.
- Gently dip the sponge onto the white paint and sponge white paint onto the candle holder. Cover the glass in a sponge-like fashion.
- Let glass dry completely (paint designed for glass dries pretty quickly, usually within one hour).
- Gently dip the sponge into the white paint again and apply a second coat. This will be the last coat, so make sure you get the glass covered well.
- Let glass dry completely again.
- Follow the directions as to how to open the black and orange paints (such as "shake well"). If you have fabric paint, like I did, be sure to use a very, very light hand when applying the paint to the candle holder.
- Lightly apply the dots for the smile; do not squeeze the bottle more than gently.
- Paint the outline for the snowman's eyes. Within the lines for the eyes, you may squeeze the bottle so a bit more black paint comes out. Spread the paint around within the eye lines with the tip of the bottle. Use a light hand.
- Use the orange paint to draw the outline for carrot nose. As with the black paint for the eyes, squeeze the orange paint bottle a bit more within the lines for the carrot nose, then spread the paint around within the nose lines with the tip of the bottle.
- Let dry completely.
- Stick a tealight candle inside, light it and enjoy your homemade candle holder! Or wrap and give as a gift (without a lit candle, haha!).