Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mod Podge, Foil, and Glitter Hanukkah Votives

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Mod Podge, Foil and Glitter Votives

Hanukkah is just around the corner. Since it’s the Festival of Lights, what better thing to make than some fun votives? I made these for a friend.

For this project you’ll need:
  • Clear glass votives
  • Mod Podge
  • Tint of your choice, paint, ink etc. I used JudiKins Mica Gloss
  • Foil Transfer Sheets  ( I had some in my stash but I know Michaels carries the ones by Martha Stewart w/ her paints)
Tinted Votives

In a small container, mix your Mod Podge and tint to a desired color. I went with a metallic blue for Hanukkah.  Apply your tinted mixture to your votive, let dry, repeat twice more or to desired color.

Tinted Mod Podge

Top pic is the first coat. Bottom pic is after three coats and dry.

Blue Mod Podge Votives

Now it’s time to apply the foil. While your votives are still a little tacky, randomly press your foil onto your votive. I use what I call the leg waxing technique. Lay your foil down, smooth over with your hand and rip off. No pain!

Apply Gold Foil

I tend towards an imperfect look so I crinkled my foil up first and then didn’t try to match up lines or get full coverage.

Mod Podged Hanukkah Votives

After you’re done applying your foil, brush some more Mod Podge around the bottom, sprinkle with glitter, Edge the top rim with more MP and dip in glitter .

You could whip up eight of these for an impromptu menorah or you could make them in different colors for your Christmas mantle, or  for everyday decor, or...

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Susan said...

I love these votive. What a wonderful creative idea.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Beautiful, Carol! They almost look like faux bois! :)

Chelsea @ Making Home Base said...

What a great idea! They turned out lovely!

Doreen said...

Carol, I L.O.V.E. your Hanukkah votives! So when should I expect to receive them? [Tee-hee] I'm so glad you are featuring a Hanukkah craft. Coincidently, I will be featuring a Christmas craft tomorrow!


Adorned From Above said...

These are beautiful.

Jenn Erickson said...

Wow Carol! Those are so, so beautiful! Sharing on my FB page and pinning!


malia said...

These are gorgeous Carol! Pinning asap!

Maureen Wyatt said...

These are so pretty and easy to do that I'm pinning them! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Very pretty! My grandma loved all things blue and she had so much blue glassware that these remind me of her.

Winnie said...

These are soooooooo beautiful and super creative !:)
I wish you Hanukkah Samech (= Happy Hanukkah)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Very pretty and clever!