Mug Turned Colorful Candle Holder
I recently was gifted with a few bottles of Dala glass glaze. Some time ago, I received a white mug - the mug was used as the gift box for a small gift. I wanted to do something with the mug. There was nothing wrong with the mug, except that it was white... :-) The glass glaze created the perfect opportunity. I decided to turn the mug into a nifty candle holder.
Total Time: weekend project, drying time included
Yield: one candle holder
- classic white glass mug
- Dala glass glaze: magenta; emerald; turquoise and blue
- white vinegar
- old cloth
- sponge - used one that was inside a medicine bottle
- plastic cup
- newspaper to protect the working area
- Use the cloth to clean the mug with vinegar and allow to dry.
- Use the turquoise glaze and sponge to paint the outside and handle of the cup. Allow to dry for 30 minutes. Note: If you want to use the cup for drinking purposes, do not paint up to the lip of the mug.
- Use the emerald glaze to add shoots of grass all around the mug. Allow to dry for 30 minutes.
- Paint small magenta flowers around the mug. Also add some magenta dots to the bottom of the grass.
- Add some blue dots to add shadows around the base of the grass.
- In the plastic cup, mix emerald and blue glaze to obtain a darker green glaze. Use this darker green to add shadows to the grass shoots, and to color the centre of each flower.
- Paint the mug's handle with the magenta glaze.
- Finish it off with blue dots on each side of the handle.
- Allow to dry for 24 hours before using.
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