Thursday, November 8, 2012

Candle Holder Project Idea

I don't like to get the Christmas decorations out too early so this month I have my "Autumn/Thanksgiving" bits and pieces around the house.  I bought these votive or tealight holders quite a while ago (sorry, I don't have a source to give you).  

We have a windowsill over the kitchen sink and I like to put some sort of decoration there to keep it from filling up with random items (any horizontal surface is at risk in this house!).  They look rather boring all in a row so I tried a few different arrangements.

Turning the odd numbered holders at an angle makes the line a little longer so it fits the center window space nicely.

I added the sparkly garland behind the candleholders - the beads catch the light of the candles and make nice reflections in the window.

Every year when I put these out, I think that I should be able to make something similar.   I really like the contrast of the frosted and colored glass.

Even without candles, they can catch the daylight and brighten the space.

When the candles are added, the frosted and clear areas start to look really pretty.

As the dusk falls (so early now that we've turned the clocks back!), they make a nice glow.

When it is fully dark, the lights are reflected in the window.

So - do any of you have a plan for an easy way to make something like this?  I think I need to pull out the vinyl and etching cream and see what I can come up with.  If I save both the positive and negative areas of the cuts I could etch and then cover the etched areas and use some sort of glass paint to get the clear colors...

It's snowing here - and very cold.  I don't know what the people in the areas that still don't have power after the hurricane are doing.  The weather sure is giving us a hard time this fall! 

Thanks to those of you who offered to send my Dad a birthday card - he will be 88 on the 17th ( a week from Saturday).  If I have your email address, I'll send his mailing address later today.  If you don't get a message from me, that means I couldn't find your email so if you could please send another note to me at that would be great!  Thanks again!

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  1. Wow, love your beautiful candleholders! They are so festive and look just beautiful on your kitchen window sill. TFS! Gorgeous project!
    Sherrie K

  2. The crafting community is so great! I suspect that your Dad will be blessed with many wonderful works of art. Your candle holders are lovely, and I have no doubt that your magic mind with come up with an easy way to duplicate them! I look forward to your solution.

  3. I wonder if alcohol inks would work on the glass? These are so pretty.

  4. I like your tea light holders. I am afraid to cut vinyl with my cricut -- just too chicken!

  5. these are so pretty. i've never tried etching cream, but i may have to give it a try.


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