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Glitzy Candle Holder Packages

Embrace a more modern and elegant holiday decor with these tastefully painted candle holders.

At a Glance:

#6228 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Delta Logo

Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint - White, 2 oz. - 025050202W

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Metallic Bronze, 2 oz. - 026060202W

Number Needed: 1 $2.49 $1.25
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Delta Ceramcoat ® Varnishes - Exterior/Interior - Satin, 8 oz. - 070038

Number Needed: 1 $10.99
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Delta Ceramcoat ® Sealers - All-Purpose, 2 oz. - 070050200W

Number Needed: 1 $3.49
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Number Needed: 1 $3.29
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Delta Stencil Mania™ - Fun Shapes - 970810710

Number Needed: 1 $3.29
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Delta Stencil Magic ® Liquid Stencil Adhesive - 982000109

Number Needed: 1 $3.29
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Other Supplies

Three 3" x 6" x 9" wood blocks, 3 candle cups (ours came from Jo-Ann), Large flat brush, Palette paper or foam plate, Paper towels, Brush basin or container for water, 150-200 Grit Sandpaper, 5 yds glittery ribbon, Fast-drying white craft glue or hot glue gun, Painters tape or stencil tape, Stencil brush or high-density cosmetic sponge


Preparation Instructions

  1. Apply an even coat of All Purpose Sealer to all wood surfaces. Allow to dry.
  2. Sand with fine grit (150-200) sandpaper.

Painting Instructions

  1. Using a large flat brush, basecoat all pieces, (candle cups and wood blocks) White. Allow to dry.
  2. Using the same brush, paint the interior and rims of the candle cups Bronze.  Allow to dry.


TIP: When stenciling this type of project where you are only using portions of the stencil rather than the entire stencil design, it is easier to use painters or stencil tape to mask the open areas of the stencil that you don't want paint to go through.

  1.  Small Candleholder – Uses the Fun Shapes stencil featuring the cluster of small stars. Begin by taping all around the grouping of funky star shapes to mask the edges and other unused stencil designs. Apply Stencil Adhesive by lightly dabbing it onto the back of the stencil and allow to dry lightly until tacky. Press the stencil firmly in place on the small wood block where desired. Stencil small funky star design using a cosmetic wedge sponge. Load Metallic Bronze onto the large flat surface of the cosmetic wedge by dabbing into the paint using the narrow tip as the handle. Dab straight up and down over the star stencil to transfer the design. TIP: A stencil brush can be used if a cosmetic wedge is unavailable. Lift the stencil and reposition to repeat the pattern where desired. (Refer to photo for design inspiration.) Remove painters or stencil tape from stencil when complete.
  2. Medium Candleholder – Using the same technique as described above, tape or mask around the large swirl dot pattern on the Fun Shapes stencil. Repeat stenciling technique using the same color, Metallic Bronze.
  3. Large Candleholder – Repeat the same process on the largest wood block stenciling the overall design featured on the Stars & Swirls stencil. Continue stenciling the entire block with Metallic Bronze.

Finishing Instructions

  1. Glue a candle cup to the top of each package using either fast drying white craft glue or hot glue.
  2. When the glue is dry and the candle cup is set, apply a couple coats of Satin Varnish using a large flat brush.  Be sure to allow each varnish application time to thoroughly dry before applying the next.  
  3. Add ribbon bow embellishments.

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.

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