I got all crafty again and tried to turn a few old vases into candle holders.
Nothing exploded, there were no hazardous fumes AND they actually turned out great.
Here’s what you need:
-any candle holder or vase, as long as it has a smooth, even surface
-Mod Podge, this is my favorite kit because it has everything you need. If you think you’ll be using Mod Podge more often I’d go for a larger container.
- Find a favorite photo and print it out on your vellum paper.
- Make sure to size your photo to fit on your vase before printing. (I used a vase that was about 6 inches tall so printing on an 8.5 x 11 photo sheet was fine as long as I had space above or below the photo that I didn’t mind removing.)
- Print your photo onto vellum using your printer setting for thick or cardstock paper. Changing your photo to black and white or sepia seems to yield the best results.
- If you use very thin vellum you can apply Mod Podge directly to your vase in a thin layer and then attach your photo, following it around the vase to avoid seams or bubbles.
- If you use a thicker vellum, two-sided tape works best. Apply the tape to the bottom and top rims of the vase and in a vertical line along the length of the vase where the ends of the photo will meet. Adhere the photo directly to the vase, smoothing it around the vase to cover it completely.
- Trim off any overriding edges.
- Set a candle in your vase and watch your photo glow.
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