Monday, March 04, 2013

Paint Dipped Votive Holders

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Mine was mostly good. Our little girl had the flu on Saturday, but rested a lot & got better quickly. I ended up staying home from church with her on Sunday just to make sure she didn't have any more episodes. :) Because we were home & she was resting, I hung out in my craft room for a good portion of the weekend. I pulled up my Pinterest boards & did a whole bunch of little projects. It was great to be so productive!

Here's one of the projects I did. I actually just saw a picture & did my own thing to come up with the end result, so I did a little tutorial so you can follow along if you want to try making some of your own paint dipped votive holders.

Supply list:
  • Paint (I used acrylic craft paint that I already had in my stash)
  • Glass votive holders (the dollar store always has lots of options!)
  • A bit of water to thin the paint
  • Plastic cups to mix paint & water
  • Styrofoam plates
  • plastic spoons for stirring

Pour some of your paint into the cups.

Add a little bit of water & stir. You don't want it too watery, just thin enough that it's not gloppy.

Pour 1 colour of paint into a styrofoam plate & start dipping. Use a clean plate for each colour.

I wanted a bit of a scalloped edge, so I dipped a side then turned the candle holder & dipped the next little bit. Don't forget to dip the bottom too.

Place on a clean styrofoam plate to dry. When the sides are dry, take them off the plate, place them upside down, & let the bottoms dry.

When they're dry, pop in a votive or tea light & enjoy!

I really like that you can customize them to any colour you could possibly want! I think I'll do a big bunch for our patio when the summer comes. Lots of summery colours would be fun!

I hope you had a great weekend!

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  1. These are awesome!! Definately going to have to try this one out! :)

  2. Karen Mary ButterflyMonday, March 04, 2013

    Those are so cool. I love the colors you picked!! You make it look so easy!

  3. Such a pretty idea!!!

  4. Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.coTuesday, March 05, 2013

    What a very cute idea! If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

  5. What cute little holders!!! I love the colors and the idea of sprucing up some boring old holders. Clever clever!
    Pinned & following from the winthrop chronicles link party!
    Kim @ Two Ten Designs

  6. This is such an easy project but makes a big impact! Thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely be linking up with you on social media and I hope you might do the same for me if you like some of my projects.

    Maggie Roush

  7. These came out so cute. I love this. I just pinned it. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.

    We are also having a giveaway this week for a $50.00 Target Gift Card, so head over to enter.

    We hope to see you there.

    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  8. You did an awesome job on these. This is a great, easy way to jazz up something plain! I'm having a link party on my blog and I'd love it if you'd join!

  9. Julia @Cuckoo4DesignFriday, March 08, 2013

    These are very cute! Coming over from "Happy Hour" at Design, Dining and Diapers

  10. This is super cute! I love how simple yet pretty it is! Will try very soon!
    I found you on The Gingerbread Blog link party!
    Selene @

  11. What a cute idea! Love the color combo too! I found you at Sassy Little Lady-- thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  12. These are just pretty! Love this idea - I have lots of paint around to try it with!
    Thanks for linking up this week!

    Stacey of Embracing Change

  13. They look have to try is my 'go-to' item!

  14. Larissa ZitzmanMonday, March 11, 2013

    So great. I think I will do this for my Master bedroom.

  15. Super cute! And the colors you picked are some of my favorites!

  16. Such a unique looking project! And those colors are perfect for spring.

  17. Lori @ A Bright and BeautifulSaturday, March 16, 2013

    I love how your votives turned out ~ they are so cute, cheery, and perfect for spring.

  18. What a cute idea! I'm a new follower stopping by from Diana Ramble's Pin-me linky party. Have a nice weekend!


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