Another super easy and beautiful Christmas DIY coming your way… These frosted glass winter candle holders are so quick and easy to make. They are also a beautiful way to transition from Christmas to winter decor in your home. Make one for yourself and a couple more to give as gifts to friends and family this holiday season.
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Frosted Glass Love
I first discovered the magic of frosted glass spray paint earlier this year when I made beautiful frosted glass bottle winter decor using the many wine and champagne bottles that we had left over from the holidays. Little did I know at the time that it was going to be the start of an obsession. Several weeks later, I made frosted glass heart candle holders for Valentine’s Day decor and gifts. From that point on, no glass vessel was safe in the farmhouse!
As I was cleaning out my cabinet that holds my vases, hurricanes, and candle holders one day, I was shocked at how many pieces I had. Most of them were glass. My wheels are always spinning when it comes to DIYs and crafts, particularly when I start to wonder how I can use things I already have in the farmhouse. I wanted to use some of the many glass hurricanes and candle holders I have but no longer use to make simple and beautiful homemade gifts this holiday season. That’s when I remembered the can of frosted glass spray paint I had in the garage.
After searching Etsy for some winter-themed vinyl stickers I found the perfect ones. Voila! My DIY holiday gift idea was born. I was going to make frosted glass winter candle holders for host/hostess gifts this holiday season. Everyone loves candles, especially in winter!
What You Need to Make Frosted Glass Winter Candle Holders
With just a few simple items, you can make these beautiful frosted glass winter candle holders in minutes. Here is what you need:
- Glass candle holders
- Frosted glass spray paint
- Winter vinyl decals (I used evergreen trees and a snowflake.)
- Painter’s tape or piece of paper
- Gloves (optional)
If you don’t have any glass vessels to use for this project, you can find very inexpensive ones at a dollar store or a thrift store.
How to Make Frosted Glass Heart Candle Holders
To prevent overspray, roll up a sheet of paper inside the vessel. You can also use painter’s tape around the inside of the rim too. However, I find paper works just fine.
Apply the vinyl decal(s). Be sure the decals firmly adhere to the glass. The edges of the decals should not be lifted and there should be no bubbles. If there is any lift or bubbles on the edges of the decals, the frosted glass paint can get underneath which will result in the outline of the image not being crisp and clear.
Then, in a well-vented area (preferably outside), place the glass vessel on cardboard, an old board, or newspaper to protect the surface you’re using. Hold the spray can upright about 10 inches from the glass vessel and spray the frosted glass spray paint steadily in a back-and-forth motion.
The paint will dry in about 10 minutes.
Finally, once the paint is completely dry, carefully remove the decal(s).
Voila! Add a candle inside and now you (or the gift recipient) have a beautiful frosted glass candle holder to use inside or outside the home to celebrate the season. It can even be used as a vase for flowers.
These frosted glass winter candle holders make great homemade gifts this holiday season. Friends, family, neighbors, hosts, hostess, teachers, and more will love them. They look beautiful wrapped in clear bags and tied up with a ribbon, greenery, holiday picks, dried oranges and/or bells for a festive touch.
Styling these frosted glass winter candle holders is so fun! They look great on an entryway table, a kitchen or dining table, a coffee table, a shelf, or a kitchen island. These candle holders also look beautiful styled in a vignette on a tray. Use these special home decor pieces to celebrate winter after the holiday season. The neural and simple look of these frosted glass candle holders makes them perfect to leave out throughout the rest of the year.
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I do!
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