Ususally I’m not soo enthusiastic about jar votives, but I like these very much :)
If you try very hard you can make 24 of these and assemble as Advent calendar.
I think that today it’s too narrow for this, but I had the idea too late.
But then, this way you’ll have enough time to design the Advent calendar for next year ;-))
The original site doesn’t exist any more and is now available through webarchive: Glass Paint Votive (WiCo* und Serviettentechnik) (German)
* Wico is Window Colours. These are those glass paints that come in plastic bottles and can be used on acetate sheets, I don’t know the exact English name.
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Entries containing the word ‘votive’
The tutorial is now unfortunately only to be find in webarchive (without photos), but I found the idea so good that I wanted to present it here anyhow.
I think that it should work as well with taping thin paper on the glass instead of frosting it.
Nice, isn’t it?
Recently I had a nice idea, inspired by the nature bracelet and the clip art candles or faux quilt votives, resp.: a quick autum votive.
It became more beautiful than I expected ;-))
That’s what you do:
- a tealight
- some cardboard
- broad transparent tape
- colourful leaves
Tape the cardboard to a cylinder that has to be wider than the tealight but not especially beautiful.
Important note: my Votive was too narrow with this circumference and became warm very fast. I suggest strongly to make the cylinder wider!
Put the transparent tape around the cardboard cylinder with the sticky side outside(!).
My tape is about 5 cm broad therefore I put two on top of each other. The arrow shows where they overlap.
Now simply tape on colurful leaves. They may even overlap.
When you’ve finished you can decide whether you want to wrap everything with another layer of tape – this time sticky side inside ;-), then you simply pull your votive from the cardboard cylinder and put a tealight inside.
Another important note: The votive is very light and can therefore easily be blown into the flame.
When I will make this again, I think that I will put small tape stripes crosswise from side to side and weigh down everything with sand or a little plate.
Or I will work it directly around a glass, I think that’s smarter, because nothing can be blown away then ;-)
So don’t forget: Never leave burning candles unattended!
By the way, the leaves become brown as fast as ‘untreated’, but it is a beautiful decoration for an autumn table anyway.
Addendum: In the comments of the German entry Menoora writes, that leaves apparently keep their colours when gently ironed.
It’s worth a try, isn’t? ;-)
You can make it even more beautiful by taping a layer of packing tape transfers with interesting texts or comic pictures over the leaves :)
How about e.g. with a beautiful layed autumn table and the votives in place of name cards? The names could be designed in the style of the beautiful labels.
Anyway: Have much fun with this!
Doesn’t the tealight look most beautiful?
She‘s been cautious and inserted an electric tealight, if you’re very cautious, you can possibly even use a real one.
By the way, if you want to cut such a tealight yourself, my online cone calculator could possibly be helpful ;-))
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Online Cone Calculator