Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snowman Glass Candle Holder


Snowman Glass Candle Holder
What is more festive than holiday music? Creating a snowman glass candle holder while listening to holiday music! I will be making two different snowman glass candle holders.
I will refer to them as A ( the one in red ) and B ( the one in green ).

Snowman Glass Candle Holder
What you need:
Paint brushes
Newspapers (so paint does not get on your table! )
2 glasses (any type of your liking, I like using different sizes)
Black enamel pain
Orange enamel paint
Red enamel paint ( A only)
White enamel paint ( A only)
Green enamel paint (B only)
 Frosted glass spray paint (B only)
Candle, LED light or mini battery operated lights


Directions:
Snowman A

1. Make sure to wash glasses in warm water with soap first. Then clean the area you want to paint with using alcohol. Let them completely dry before adding any paint. ( TIP: I am following the instructions on the paint product I bought. Make sure to follow the instructions to the paint you buy. )

2. Use white enamel to paint the face in vertical strokes and let it dry at least 1 hour in between coats. I did two coats. (TIP: When changing colors use a different brush or just clean it using a paper towel. DO NOT CLEAN THE BRUSH IN BETWEEN COATS OR COLORS WITH WATER)
Snowman Glass Candle Holder

3.  Next paint the nose, eyes and mouth. Again let dry at least 1 hour in between coats. ( I forgot to take a photo when I completed his mouth but that will be below. ) A great way to customize this is by painting on eyelashes, eyebrows, blush, glasses etc
Snowman Glass Candle Holder

4.  Paint on a scarf, bow tie, hat or beanie. I decide to paint him a Santa hat! Red with white at the very top. I also painted a scarf. Let dry at least 1 hour in between coats. I did two coats. ( See completed photo at the bottom.) I will use clear medium over this so that it can last longer without chipping. I will eventually cure this in the oven following the instructions on the paint bottle.
Snowman Glass Candle Holder

Snowman B

 1. Make sure to wash glasses in warm water with soap first. Let it completely dry. Then spray on a layer of frosted glass. (TIP: Use a mask and follow instructions on the spray paint can. You can do as many coats as you would like) 
Snowman Glass Candle Holder

2. Next paint the nose, eyes and mouth. Again let dry at least 1 hour in between coats. ( I forgot to take a photo when I completed his mouth but that will be below. ) A great way to customized this is by painting on eyelashes, eyebrows, blush, glasses etc
 Snowman Glass Candle Holder

3.  Paint on a scarf, bow tie, hat or beanie. I decide to paint a green beanie with white polka dots. I also painted a scarf. Let dry at least 1 hour in between coats. I did two coats. ( See completed photo at the bottom.)
Snowman Glass Candle Holder


NOTE: You can be very creative with these. Place an LED light or mini battery operated light inside with decorations on top or just place the lights on top. You can even paint penguins instead of snowmen! This can be a wonderful decoration, great gift to give or a table centerpiece.

Snowman Glass Candle Holder
Snowman glass candle holder

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