DIY / Decoupage: Halloween Candles
As you know I’ve started to get the DIY and creative bug lately, making Marvel Comic chest of drawers and revamping coffee tables, and now I’ve started to attempt decoupaging glass!
I have seen some stunning jars, vases and candles by many people on the net and they’ve inspired me to give it a go, and with Halloween just around the corner that was the perfect first theme to try.
I had two candle glasses that I decided to practice on, and bought some Halloween napkins from Poundstretcher.
And here are my very first attempts, which are wrinkly and not perfect, but when they are lit I think they look quite cute!
|My Halloween Decoupaged Candle Attempts
I’m going to keep practising them as I’ve been saving all my pasta sauce, coffee and curry jars, and I’ve already started buying Christmas napkins in the hopes I will get good enough to create little jars full of presents as an alternative gift idea.
If you want to give it a try, here’s how I did it:
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1. Water down some PVA glue (50/50 ratio).
2. Tear off images from the napkins that you want to use on the glass.
3. Make sure you have a clear or white coloured glass to show off the images the best.
4. Using a small paint brush, paint some PVA onto the glass and then place the pieces onto it.
5. If they are wrinkled, you can gently push it apart with your fingers, or put some cling film on top and then push as this prevents tearing.
6. Cover the top of the image with more PVA and continue to add more images.
7. Once it’s done, use some PVA and water (75% PVA to 25% water) and cover the entire glass. Alternatively you can use a water-based varnish.
Show Me Yours!
If you have done any decoupage yourself, please put photos in the comments below, or my Facebook page
as I would love to see them!