Friday, August 20, 2010

Mod Podge Candles

Mod Podge Candles
I made 8 of these candles for my screened in porch several months ago. In between each large screen, there is a sill that just needed candles. I made these to match the fabric on my chairs. Making things yourself gives you the ability to "match" it up with your room decor.

If you read this blog you know how much I enjoy using Mod Podge. It's great stuff for so many projects and I use it frequently.

I purchased 8 glasses at the dollar store. I used three colors of tissue paper (which I had at home) and a bottle of Mod Podge-glossy. I decided to use white tissue for the background thinking this would give my candles a frosted look, which it did.

Starting out:
I cut out a bunch of small squares of white tissue, used a brush and applied with the Mod Podge. The squares give the glass an unusual look when the candle is burning.

I did this to all 8 glasses. Then I cut out pedals and flowers using different colors (green & orange). These colors all match the porch fabrics.

For the center of the flower I glued on round glass jewels. All eight sit out on the porch. They came out so nice that I've decided to make some more for the fall. Maybe pumpkins?

Since Mod Podge tends to get sticky, I placed four cork pads on the bottom. This works to prevent the glass from sticking to the window sill.

No two are exactly alike but that's what gives them a hand made look.


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1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! I am definitely going to make some themed ones and maybe a couple as Christmas gifts. Thank you so much for posting!