Occasionally I make a visit to my local Dollar Tree and find something that I really want to Mod Podge. Okay, more than occasionally. Recently I made a trip and found a glass dish that I knew could use a revamp. What came through my mind? A DIY candle holder.
Interestingly enough, I had recently purchased some tissue paper from Target on clearance. It was left over from Christmas but the only thing Christmas-y about it was that it was red . . . the woodgrain (faux bois) pattern works all year. Add a little bit of sparkle and Dimensional Magic, and you have the coolest candle holder in the universe. Here’s how I made it.
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Here’s the dish straight from the dollar store – soak it to get the tag off of the bottom.
Spread out the tissue paper (try to find the non-wrinkliest area possible) and place the dish face down. Trace with a pencil.
Cut out the circle and keep trimming until it fits inside the dish. I had to trim and fit several times.
Spread a layer of Mod Podge Satin down into your dish. You can use Matte or Gloss too – it really doesn’t matter. The reason I didn’t use the Sparkle is because I didn’t want any texture between the tissue paper and the glass (which the glitter particles can cause). If you don’t care, you can use the Sparkle Mod Podge to apply the tissue paper too.
Put the tissue paper into the glass dish and very carefully smooth down with the paint brush. Tissue paper is very fragile. Let it dry for 15 – 20 minutes and then spread Sparkle Mod Podge over the top.
Add Dimensional Magic to the top, inside the lip of the glass dish. It’s going to take overnight to dry because of the amount of Dimensional Magic.
I love this look! Love that it’s white and red woodgrain, so I can use it for Valentine’s Day, but I can also keep it out all year round. I also love that it only cost me a few dollars to make!
I love it. What do you think? Are you going to give Dimensional Magic a try? Speaking of Dimensional Magic, visit all DM projects here.