TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

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TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby BluDDie_Nukkles_Zanna on Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:01 pm

I made this for my Secret Santa gift and I was quite proud of the result, so I decided to show off and make a tutorial for everyone.

Ingredients:
1 CLEAN glass candle holder of any shape or size
1 candle that will fit well in the glass (make sure it smells yummy !)
1 computer and printer to print out your images (I used images of old horror movie posters off of the internet)
1 pair of scissors
1 large paintbrush and a sponge roller or brayer
1 jar of Mod Podge
*Optional* Glitter, stickers, ribbon, etc.
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Step 1) Find your images, print them out or cut them out of a magazine and cut all of them to your desired size/shape/whatever
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Step 2) Take your CLEAN glass holder (remember to wash your glass with hot soapy water and dry it well or you might sabotage your project) and give it a nice coat of Mod Podge
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* This step is entirely optional* I'm really A.nal about brush strokes, even strokes made by sponge brushes, so I use a sponge paint roller to even out the texture of the Mod Podge. Yes, I'm OCD, but hey at least my projects look nice :) Plus I like that it gives the glass a frosty look.
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Step 3) Next, take your cut out images and place them carefully on your glass, smoothing out the wrinkles with a brayer or your sponge roller.
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Step 4) Next, after all of your images are on the glass, give the images a nice coat of Mod Podge. After about 15 minutes, do it again.
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*Optional* add some glitter, stickers, or tie a ribbon around your candle holder to finish it off.

Step 5) Light your candle and bask in the glow of your own awesomeness
Here are the images on mine from different angles :
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby adictedtolove77 on Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:07 pm

Very cool, I've been thinking of getting into candle making, and was thinking all kinds of goofy religious images and horror posters and stuff.
Where did you find the glass holders?
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby BluDDie_Nukkles_Zanna on Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:11 pm

I bought the first one at JoAnne's for $5.99 (rediculous, yes).. then the next day I found an identical one at the evil Wal Mart for $2. 78.
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby adictedtolove77 on Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:12 pm

Awesome! I have to make a trip to walmart soon. Thanks.
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby caseystilletto on Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:16 pm

Zanna that's awesome! I always see a billion candle holders at the thrift store or Big Lots...great job!
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby lafemme cojones on Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:31 am

that came out so cool. thank you for that tut! :)
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby die-my-darling_x on Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:05 am

those look bad ass! now i really want to make some!
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby emmalynn on Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:33 am

thats so awesome!
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby hellacioush on Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:55 am

yay these are so cool!
mod podge is awesome.
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby 9876511! on Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:39 am

I love the Creature! <3
The images won't overheat and peel, will they?
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby poorandweird on Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:10 am

the OCD-ness paid off because this looks fab!
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby *fasterpussycatkillkill* on Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:46 am

poorandweird wrote:the OCD-ness paid off because this looks fab!

ditto!! it looks very pretty & frosty!! *
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby BluDDie_Nukkles_Zanna on Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:58 pm

9876511! wrote:I love the Creature! <3
The images won't overheat and peel, will they?

nope it shouldnt. i remember my grandmother used to make small ones with victorian images and flowers a long time ago and they held up pretty nicely.
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby dirtyrottenlove on Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:02 pm

That rules! I wish you were my secret santa!
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Re: TUTORIAL: Decoupage Candle Holder

Postby DamagedGoods on Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:36 pm

i LOVE the images you used that is the coolest candle holder ever. the bats at the top are badass.
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