Frosted glass candleholders
I like shopping on the cheap... visiting wholesale or discount stores that offer glassware and decor at low cost, that you can do up to fit in with your decor style. Over at Something Turquoise I found a great idea to enhance your tablescape without breaking the bank? A little paint, plus fancy frosted glass finish and tada, you have a perfectly personalized glass jars… great for any occasion! Fit for a candle, flower arrangement or anything your heart desires.
Before you start, clean your glassware or ceramics with alcohol before you start taping and painting!
To create your designs you can use any self-adhesive shapes... circles, stars, alphabet letters and so on.
I find great bargains at Westpack at Lifestyle, but any craft, hobby or stationary shop will have various self-adhesive products that you can use for this project.
You can also use clear self-adhesive vinyl (used for wrapping school books) and cut out your own shapes.
For stripes you can cut masking tape or sellotape the different widths to create a dramatic striped effect on your glassware or ceramics.
Be creative with tape to apply unusual designs or designs for a particular occasion.
There's no limit to what you can do with some self-adhesive labels and masking tape!
Using Rust-Oleum SATIN spray paint, spray on only a very light dusting of paint.
Once dry you can always add another light dusting if you want a darker effect.
You only need to wait 5 minutes before carefully removing the masking tape. Removing it before the paint dries completely will help prevent paint from lifting off the glass. If your paint does lift off… use a paintbrush to touch up before you add the frosted layer.
After the paint is completely dry, spray on the Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass spray.
You will see that as the frosted glass spray starts to dry it becomes opaque and just looks amazing!
The frosted glass spray applies a varnish-like finish to the project and protects it.