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Day of the Dead Candle Centerpiece

Create a custom candelabra centerpiece with Mod Melts, Mod Podge and your favorite fabrics.

At a Glance:

#5159 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Parisian Pink, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
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Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Flowers

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Citrus Green, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Pure Orange, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Magenta, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Orange, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lemonade, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.49
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instructions

Other Supplies

Scissors, Day of the Dead fabric, Foam paintbrush, 3 Glass candles, Gems, Gem glue, E6000 glue, trim, Hot glue 3 Glass candle holders, Rubbing alcohol, Med flat paintbrush,

Instructions

  1. Cut a skull motifs from the fabric. We used 4 skulls for each candle. Coat the back of the fabric with Mod Podge Fabric, position onto the candle and smooth with your fingers. Topcoat with more Mod Podge. Glue gems to the eyes.
  2. Create a cluster of Mod Melt flowers and leaves by heating a Mod Melt stick in a high temp glue gun, fill a mold with the Mod Melt, allow to cool, remove from the mold and paint with FolkArt paint. Top-coat the Mod Melts with Mod Podge Hardcoat. Glue gems to the center where you wish. Glue to the glass candle with E6000 glue.
  3. Hot glue trim around the neck of the candle.
  4. Clean the glass candleholders with alcohol. This helps the paint stick. Paint the center section of each glass stem with a different color of Folkart Enamels paint. Allow to dry per the bottle instructions.

Tip: This same technique can be used for any holiday, just choose a holiday themed fabric and match your paint colors to the fabric.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.