Weve been busy around here getting ready for New Years. I really wanted this year to be able to just relax and celebrate with friends, so we decided to have a small party with just s few friends at our house. We've made room for anyone to be able to stay over, so theyre are no concerns about having to get home after a few drinks. Because so many of our friends have kids, we decided to convert the outdoor study to a kids hangout equipped with lounges, a Wii, DVD's and they're very own food and dessert table and massive bowl of glow sticks, necklaces, bracelets...glow everything, party poppers, party crowns...all your party needs ;) This way they have a place to hang out and give room to the adults to relax and just have fun without a thousand kids running around us! The theme (just because i have to theme everything) was "All That Glitters..." We all had sparkly outfits to wear...even the boys!
I've made sparkly pipecleaner headbands (pics on Insatgram) , new photo props, sparkly cocktail stirrers, glitter bunting, and glittered all my candle votives.
This was an easy little project. I know there's lots of DIY's on the net for this kind of thing, but i just used what i had on hand. I'm not sure if it's the best way to do it, but i was really happy with the result. I had a whole bunch of glass candle holders a friend gave me, but you can always pick them up from the cheap shop for a fair price.
You'll need some glass candle votives , mod podge , a foam brush , glitter, and a bowl.
1. Wash your votives well and dry completely.
2. Holding your votive in one hand, use the foam brush to paint the mod podge onto the bottom half of your votive. I free-handed it , but if that makes you nervous or you want a more precise finish, you could cover the top half of your votive with masking tape.
I also did a couple of larger jars to use for flowers and photo props.
4. Once done, place aside and let dry overnight. Then , if your votive doesn't already have a candle in it, add your tealight candle and your done!