I was given these candles as a housewarming gift nearly a couple of years ago. I loved the candles – one can always find a use for candles – but I didn’t particularly like the color of the glass candle holder. Plus, there was this “peace” symbol on the glass, and along with my dislike of cliché phrases as noted in this post, I also don’t like cliché symbols.
I thought I’d give these candles a new look with chalkboard spray paint. It was a very easy project. See below!
First, cover the candle inside the holder with painter’s tape. Layer strips of tape in criss-cross pattern, leaving some to overhang the edge (because I’m not a perfect tape-r).
If you are not a perfect tape-r like me, then roll the excess tape into the candle holder, keeping the edge of the holder exposed. You’ll want to paint this part to make the holder look cohesive.
As I cleaned the holders in my third step, I found that I could’ve easily just removed the peace symbols because they were just stickers! Ugh! If only I had looked into that before making up my mind about painting them. Oh well… too late now. I must have chalkboard painted candle holders.
Here’s my painting studio. Haha – fancy, huh?
Just a couple light coats of chalkboard spray and these candle holders were redesigned! Wait a few beats for the holders to thoroughly cure before handling.
I’ve recently become enamored with chalk markers. They are so much less messy to work with than the traditional chalk and they don’t smear as easily (once dry). If you’re a regular reader, you’ll remember I used chalk markers on my planter pots, too.
Whether using chalk markers or real chalk, draw any sort of pattern or design you want. I love the flexibility of my new candle holders.
They even do lovely with written messages. Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend!
Total time: Taping and painting took about ten minutes. I let these holders cure for a whole weekend before drawing on them.
Total cost: Chalkboard spray paint can be purchased from The Home Depot for about $4-5. The chalk markers can be found at Michaels for about $10, but don’t forget to use their 40% coupon (which they offer regularly) for a discounted price. The paint and markers can be used for many, many projects around the house, which makes this particular redesign very affordable.
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