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Glitzy Candle Holder Packages

By: Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason

Chris Thornton-Deeson has always felt her artistic ability was greatly influenced by being raised in Alaska. It was dark when she went to school and dark when she came home. Being one of three children in a very small house, her mother always kept her and her siblings “occupied” at the kitchen table with a variety of art projects—this, her mother claims, saved her sanity.

She also feels that much of her ability is inherited. A display of artwork painted by five generations—with pieces from her grandmother, grandfather, mother, and children—adorns the walls of her living room. 

Chris worked for Delta for 15 years as a Royal ambassador. She has written 42 painting books and numerous articles. 

Embrace a more modern and elegant holiday decor with these tastefully painted candle holders.
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Supplies

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - White, 2 oz.
Item #025050202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Metallic Bronze, 2 oz.
Item #026060202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$2.49

Delta Ceramcoat ® Varnishes - Exterior/Interior - Satin, 8 oz.
Item #070038
Delta Ceramcoat ® Mediums, Sealers and Varnishes are specially formulated to help preserve and enhance your paint projects. Our variety of formulas ensures a sturdy finish, whether your project was painted on wood, paper mache, poster board, plaster, terracotta, canvas and much more.

$11.09

Delta Ceramcoat ® Sealers - All-Purpose, 2 oz.
Item #070050200W
For use on most porous and non-porous surfaces. This sealer creates a non-porous protective barrier that requires fewer coats of paint. Using this creates a slight texture or "tooth" for easier paint adhesion. Ideal for wood, paper mache, terra cotta, plaster, resin and bisque.

$2.99

Delta Stencil Mania™ - Stars & Swirls
Item #970800710
Stenciling embraces much more than walls these days. Add beautiful accents to furniture, fabrics, gift items, paper crafting projects and more! Choose from a wide array of stencils from cute and fun to whimsical or elegant.

$3.29

Delta Stencil Mania™ - Fun Shapes
Item #970810710
Stenciling embraces much more than walls these days. Add beautiful accents to furniture, fabrics, gift items, paper crafting projects and more! Choose from a wide array of stencils from cute and fun to whimsical or elegant.

$3.29

Delta Stencil Magic ® Liquid Stencil Adhesive
Item #982000109
This adhesive causes stencils to adhere to a surface, yet allows you to reposition your stencil as needed. Product is non-toxic and environmentally safe. 1 oz. bottle with dauber tip.

$3.29

Other Supplies
Three 3" x 6" x 9" wood blocks
3 candle cups (ours came from Jo-Ann)
Large flat brush
Palette paper or foam plate
Paper towels
Brush basin or container for water
150-200 Grit Sandpaper
5 yds glittery ribbon
Fast-drying white craft glue or hot glue gun
Painters tape or stencil tape
Stencil brush or high-density cosmetic sponge

Instructions

Preparation Instructions

  1. Apply an even coat of All Purpose Sealer to all wood surfaces. Allow to dry.
  2. Sand with fine grit (150-200) sandpaper.

Painting Instructions

  1. Using a large flat brush, basecoat all pieces, (candle cups and wood blocks) White. Allow to dry.
  2. Using the same brush, paint the interior and rims of the candle cups Bronze.  Allow to dry.

Stenciling

TIP: When stenciling this type of project where you are only using portions of the stencil rather than the entire stencil design, it is easier to use painters or stencil tape to mask the open areas of the stencil that you don't want paint to go through.

  1.  Small Candleholder – Uses the Fun Shapes stencil featuring the cluster of small stars. Begin by taping all around the grouping of funky star shapes to mask the edges and other unused stencil designs. Apply Stencil Adhesive by lightly dabbing it onto the back of the stencil and allow to dry lightly until tacky. Press the stencil firmly in place on the small wood block where desired. Stencil small funky star design using a cosmetic wedge sponge. Load Metallic Bronze onto the large flat surface of the cosmetic wedge by dabbing into the paint using the narrow tip as the handle. Dab straight up and down over the star stencil to transfer the design. TIP: A stencil brush can be used if a cosmetic wedge is unavailable. Lift the stencil and reposition to repeat the pattern where desired. (Refer to photo for design inspiration.) Remove painters or stencil tape from stencil when complete.
  2. Medium Candleholder – Using the same technique as described above, tape or mask around the large swirl dot pattern on the Fun Shapes stencil. Repeat stenciling technique using the same color, Metallic Bronze.
  3. Large Candleholder – Repeat the same process on the largest wood block stenciling the overall design featured on the Stars & Swirls stencil. Continue stenciling the entire block with Metallic Bronze.

Finishing Instructions

  1. Glue a candle cup to the top of each package using either fast drying white craft glue or hot glue.
  2. When the glue is dry and the candle cup is set, apply a couple coats of Satin Varnish using a large flat brush.  Be sure to allow each varnish application time to thoroughly dry before applying the next.  
  3. Add ribbon bow embellishments.
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