Shiny little candle holders
DIY wedding decor comes with the challenge of scaling up your projects to make mass quantities.
I wanted to create shiny mercury glass votive holders for our wedding reception tables. I browsed a few tutorials online that involved using acid sprays and flicking paint with a toothbrush.
While the results looked EXACTLY like mercury glass, I realized it would be too time consuming to use those methods to make a hundred candles.
I came up with a quicker method to get the mercury glass look. My votives don’t look exactly like mercury glass but they had the same shiny effect.
Read on for a tutorial.
Inspired by Decor Adventures!
- GALEJ Votive Candle Holders (IKEA, $1.99 per 4-pack)
- Silver Acrylic Paint (Michael’s)
- Alcohol Wipes
- Foam Brush (Michael’s)
- Disposable Glove
- Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint (Michael’s, $7 after coupon)
Note: Items without prices were not purchased for this project.
Total Cost = $57
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