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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


PLAID Supplies
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Parisian Pink, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Flowers
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Citrus Green, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Morning Sun, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Magenta, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
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Other Supplies
Day of the Dead fabric
Foam paintbrush
3 Glass candles
Gem glue
E6000 glue
Hot glue 3 Glass candle holders
Rubbing alcohol
Med flat paintbrush


  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.
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