Faux Capiz Shell Luminaries {A Diamond in the Stuff}

 
Hey everyone!!! My name is Courtney and I blog over at A Diamond in the Stuff. I am so happy to be bloggin here at Live Laugh Rowe, I think Kelly and her blog are pretty awesome!!! I don’t know about any of you but I LOVE summer!!! I love the feel of summer, the colors of summer, and the smell of summer. I wanted to share a project with you that combined all three! Today I’m sharing my Faux Capiz Shell Luminaries.
The supplies I used:
3 glass vases/candle holders (dollar store)
3 glass taper candle holders (dollar store)
3 candles (dollar store)
Wax paper scissors, Mod Podge, Spray paint, and glue.
The first thing I did was cut the wax circles out. At first I attempted to use a circle punch to make the circles, but that was a total disaster. So I had to make peace with the fact that I was going to have to cut them all out with some good ole scissors.
Once all the circles were cut out it was time to Mod Podge them to the glass containers. It was pretty easy to attach the wax paper circle to the glass, with the exception of the curves. This just took a little extra time to make sure that the circle conformed to all the curves.
 While the Mod Podge was drying, I decided to paint the glass candlestick holders with some aqua spray paint. Not only is it a very summery color but I’m kinda obsessed with it right now. I used Ocean Breeze by Krylon.
Once everything was dry, I used some E6000 glue to attach the painted candlesticks to the bottoms of the glass containers. After adding the glue, I added some weights to the top of the candlesticks to weight everything down.
All that was left to do was pop in some candles and give them a light. 
Don’t they have a fabulous glow? They just scream summer to me.
And what’s even better??? I made these for under $10!!! I know right???
Thank you SO much Kelly for letting me visit here today and share my
Faux Capiz Shell Luminaries with your readers!
I’d love to have you all stop by my blog and say hello sometime! You can check out my latest projects, like this Summertime Starfish Banner.
Have a beautiful day,
Courtney from  A Diamond in the Stuff

Comments

    • Camille says

      DeAnn, I’m thinking maybe there’s a little bit of Mod Podge to stick it to the container, then Mod Podge the rest on the outside? Just a thought.

      LOVE this look!!! I see a set in my future!!!

    • says

      DeAnn, I did not Mod Podge the outside of the wax paper. If you planed on using these outside I think it wouldn’t hurt. I just didn’t want anything to take away from the texture and feel of the wax paper. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask!

  1. says

    Camille and Courtney, thanks for your replies.

    I haven’t used Mod Podge in years… and I mean YEARS…LOL
    Does it give you a waterproof surface after it dries? Or would I need to spray with a clear spray?

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