Create a stunning holiday centerpiece with these painted gold candleholders. Transform plain glass tea lights into a mercury glass-inspired gift. Make several and gift them as fun hostess gifts. Once you've mastered the technique, change things up with silver, copper, or other metallic paint.
- Glass candleholder
- Spray bottle
- Metallic gold spray paint
- Gold glitter spray paint
Step 1: Clean glass
Clean the inside and outside of the glass candleholder. You want it to be really clean so the paint will stick to the glass. Use a soft cloth to dry without leaving streaks. Make sure the glass is completely dry before moving on to the next step.
Step 2: First coat
Cover your work surface. Spray a light mist of water into a glass candleholder. Use a spray bottle to get an even mist. Do not wipe up beaded water. Working inside the candleholder, spray a light layer of metallic gold paint over the beads of water, leaving the glass slightly translucent. Let dry completely.
Step 3: Add glitter
Spray the interior of the candleholder with gold glitter spray paint. Let dry completely. Display candleholders on their own or use them as part of a festive holiday centerpiece.