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Painted Votive Holder

You don't have to be an artist to create beautiful hand-painted candle holders from inexpensive glass containers.

Approximate Time Approximately 1 hour or less



  • glass bowl or container
  • alcohol & cotton ball
  • pre-printed design of your choice
  • Delta glass paints
  • small artist paintbrush
  • ribbon (optional)
  • votive candle


  1. Wash container with soap and water and let dry.
  2. Clean outside of container with alcohol to prepare the surface and get rid of any residue.
  3. Choose a small picture of flowers or design of your choice. Tape the picture to the inside of the glass container.
  4. Paint over the design on the outside of the container. Allow to paint to dry for about one hour. It may take more than one coat for good coverage.
  5. If the container has a lip, tie coordinating ribbon around top edge. Place candle inside. (The paint must cure for ten days before being hand washed. Following care instructions on the label.)

By momof1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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October 3, 20070 found this helpful

That is a great idea. I can't paint but I can do this.

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October 3, 20070 found this helpful

This is beautiful.

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