Is it possible to have too many candle holders around the house? I don't think so...I love turning off the lights and having dinner or listening to our vinyls by candle light. I have a bunch of plain glass tea light holders that were packed away in one of my cupboards for special occasions, so I decided to take a couple of them and spruce them up a bit with some concentrated water colors. This was kind of a experiement, but I have to say, I'm very happy with how they turned out.
- Clear plain tea light holders
- Concentrated water colors (you can find these at any art store, make sure you get the kind that have the eye dropper top)
- Make sure you tea light holders are sparkling clean.
- Cover the surface you're working on with something that won't allow the paint to soak through. I used a paper towel over a magazine. These paints definitely stain so be careful!
- Take the eye dropper top and squeeze so that the dropper is filled with paint. Then just run the dropper along the inside of the holder squeezing as you go so that the paint drips down the sides.
- After all the sides are covered, just let the paint dry and your done.
- Light the candle and enjoy all the pretty colors!
Side note: Feel free to experiement with the eye dropper to create any kind of look you want. Also, I found that the magenta or pink colors didn't cling to the glass like the turquoise and the blue. Luckily you can wash the paint right off if it doens't work the first time. That being said, if you like what you did, be sure you don't wash the holder after you're done. If you need to clean it, just lightly dust it. All in all, I think this project gives a beautiful result for being so simple!
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did!