Lucky Clover Candle Votive
I grew up in a home where my mother had at least a handful of decorations for most of the holidays. Even if it was just a cute cookie jar lid that she made for the occasion. I have those amazing cookie jar lids now, and I try to do the same for my children. Even if it’s just a few decorations, they seem to look forward to those decorations appearing to mark each holiday. I have a lot of decorations for Christmas. A few for Thanksgiving, Easter, and Valentines. Some fun summer things, and Patriotic holidays, but I have very few items to cover this fun Lucky holiday coming up. My St. Patrick’s Day decorations are almost nearly nonexistent. This Lucky Clover candle votive will be a great addition to the collection!
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I’m adding a few new decorations this year! Not enough to dress up my mantel. That is the eventual goal… at least enough decorations to make my mantel cute and festive for each holiday. This year I’ll start small with a table top. The first decoration on the list for St. Patrick’s Day this year is a cute candle votive. I love to make decorative votives for a few reasons. They are inexpensive, fast, and they look great nestled into any decor.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Lucky Clover candle votive:
- Glass candle votive (I bought mine at Dollar Tree)
- Gold Metallic Spray paint
- Americana 3D Gloss enamel paint in Green
- Shamrock cutout in vinyl (contact paper, tape or stickers would work as well)
The first step is to take your Gloss Enamel paint and cover the inside of the votive. I love these gloss enamels. They are baked into the glass and permanent coloring. I’m not worried about how they will react to a small votive candle either, because heat only cures the paint further.
Once the enamel is dried and cured the next step is to place your shamrock cutout onto the outside of the glass. I found my great cutout in the Silhouette store (Design ID #7187).
I put one cutout on each of the four sides of my square glass votive. If your votive is round, one cutout will do fine!
Set the votive upside down on a protected surface and spray paint with your metallic gold spray paint.
I used two coats of spray paint and made sure the whole glass was covered.
When the spray paint is dry, you can peel off your shamrock cutouts and then you’re all done!
Such an easy project, but oh so cute!
Do you try to do some decorating for most holidays? Which ones do you just not pay any attention to?
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