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Day of the Dead Candle Centerpiece

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Create a custom candelabra centerpiece with Mod Melts, Mod Podge and your favorite fabrics.
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Skill Level: Beginner
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Parisian Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2233
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
Item #24887
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.

$6.99

Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Flowers
Item #24889
DIY has never been easier or so much fun! Create your own embellishments to paint and attach to projects. Molds are made of durable, easy-to-use silicone. Bring your projects to life with Flowers Mod Molds!

$5.99

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Citrus Green, 2 oz.
Item #2552
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Morning Sun, 2 oz.
Item #317
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
Item #4008
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.49

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Magenta, 2 oz.
Item #4038
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.49

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
Item #4039
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.49

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
Item #628
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Item #CS11218
Decoupage on fabric … why not? Simply use Fabric Mod Podge to apply paper prints or fabric swatches to wearables, totes, banners and more! An exciting new way to embellish your clothes and your home. As a sealer, machine washable in cold water, gentle cycle after 72 hours. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$6.99

Other Supplies
Scissors
Day of the Dead fabric
Foam paintbrush
3 Glass candles
Gems
Gem glue
E6000 glue
trim
Hot glue 3 Glass candle holders
Rubbing alcohol
Med flat paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Cut a skull motifs from the fabric. We used 4 skulls for each candle. Coat the back of the fabric with Mod Podge Fabric, position onto the candle and smooth with your fingers. Topcoat with more Mod Podge. Glue gems to the eyes.
  2. Create a cluster of Mod Melt flowers and leaves by heating a Mod Melt stick in a high temp glue gun, fill a mold with the Mod Melt, allow to cool, remove from the mold and paint with FolkArt paint. Top-coat the Mod Melts with Mod Podge Hardcoat. Glue gems to the center where you wish. Glue to the glass candle with E6000 glue.
  3. Hot glue trim around the neck of the candle.
  4. Clean the glass candleholders with alcohol. This helps the paint stick. Paint the center section of each glass stem with a different color of Folkart Enamels paint. Allow to dry per the bottle instructions.
Tip: This same technique can be used for any holiday, just choose a holiday themed fabric and match your paint colors to the fabric.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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