Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Table Toppers

In honor of Thanksgiving, this week's Iron Craft Challenge was to make something for the table i.e. napkin rings, runners, center pieces etc. I am not hosting Thanksgiving at my house, so I decided to make something for my Christmas table instead. Last year my table was very colorful and whimsical. This year I am planning a more sophisticated setting using gold and white. After digging through my craft stash I found what I needed to make votives for my Christmas table: plain glass votives, gold glitter, painters tape, and Elmer's spray glue.



I taped off the bottom part of the votive, leaving a band of exposed glass around the top. Next, I inserted a piece of white paper into the votive (to keep glue from getting inside the votive),  then I sprayed the exposed glass with glue. I shook glitter over the glass, let it dry and removed the tape. They are sparkly and sophisticated, and I may have to cook a fancy dinner between now and Christmas as an excuse to use them.


10 comments:

kat said...

I totally want to make some of those now too.

Amanda said...

Ikea is a great resource for cheap plain votives.

Jessica Chavira said...

I am doing the same concept for center pieces for my wedding, but i'm finding that the glitter brushes off the outside of the glass, did you spray anything over the glitter to help with that?

Dee said...

If you spray clear lacquer over them it will keep the glitter in place. Just be sure to spray in a ventilated place and spray a light coat from about 2 feet away, otherwise you'll get a dull finish.

laura said...

My daughter and I just did this to some old candles we had bever used and they came out great... thanks for posting this.

Amanda said...

Laura, I am so glad you and your daughter enjoyed this project! Thanks for sharing.

Nicole said...

Hi, What glue did you use to spray onto the glass?

Anonymous said...

This worked beautifully! Thanks for sharing this post.

Emily Deschand said...

I see that the glitter is very fine instead of chunky. What type of glitter did you use?

Amanda said...

Emily, I used Martha Stewart glitter. It was very fine almost like a powder.

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