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Painted Glass Votive Candleholders

Paint plain glass cylinders for a colorful addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Tape off the top outer edge of a clear glass with masking tape. Starting at the top and working downward, squeeze a thin coat of glass paint over entire surface. Paint drips evenly down sides while drying. To dry, snip an inch off a paper-towel roll, and set the bottom of the glass on top of it, so paint doesn't accumulate along the base. Let paint cure according to manufacturer's instructions.

Liquid Fill Glass Paint, by Martha Stewart Crafts, in Monarch Orange, Red Coral, and Thai Hibiscus, $3 for 2 oz.,

Glass cylinders, from 3 1/2" by 4", $3.50 each,

Comments (3)

  • LivelyGirl 12 Nov, 2012

    I am not a crafty person (or maybe I don't have a lot of confidence) but I found this "project" to be super easy and easy on the pocketbook!

  • dellgirl5 27 Oct, 2012

    This project was a disaster. I purchased Martha Stewart glass paint (they did not say which of the 7 different paint choices to get) and used the color, monarch orange, they used. The paint came out thick and did not drip down or coat the glass like they said. I do not know how they got a "thin coat" to come out of the bottle. I even added some water to try and thin the paint out. The paint did not "drip evenly down the sides". It just stayed on the glass jar in globs. Waste of money and time.

  • Alukinchuk 29 Dec, 2014

    I had the exact same problem! Luckily I bought 2 colours so I could see the difference as soon as I used the second color. My first color was totally dried out and that's why it was all gobby and super thick. I took it back to the store with the jar and exchanged them for new ones. My second attempt was a success. Good luck!