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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Faux Frost Weekend Project

Here's a VERY fun and easy way to make your glassware look like it's frosted. No need for those chemicals. This is something even the kiddies can do too.

This post started out to be just the basket with the leaves on it and then it moved into the votive with leaves on it!!!

I had gotten these adorable baskets from my sister. I did use nail polish on the leaves to add some color. I was just playing around to see what I could do with it to jazz it up a bit. And since it was metal and I had a bunch of colors of nail polish I thought I'd run with this idea. I colored the metal leaves and set them aside to dry.

In the meantime I found a leaf stamp I liked and stamped the image on tissue paper using black StazOn. I cut the leaves out close to the edges, somewhere between 1/16" and 1/8".

Then I brushed on some Crystal Effects and set the leaves in place. After I got the leaves where I wanted them I covered the whole votive cup with Crystal Effects and then rolled it in super fine micro beads. I had bought these beads at Deco Bead Depot. They are the .15 to .25 size in clear. It feels like sand because they are SO small. I messed up my first one because I didn't cover the votive well enough with the Crystal Effects so I was able to experiment a bit more with the stuff.

Once you are done rolling the votive in the beads it will be HEAVILY covered. Just take a soft bristle paint brush and brush off the whole thing. Set aside and allow it to dry completely. This should take about a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes.

When it is dry place a candle inside and enjoy it. For mine I placed it inside the leaf basket. It did cover the leaves that I colored on the votive but that's OK, it's like having two gifts in one!!! The basket thing can have a candle (non-flaming one) all it's own as well as the glass votive.

It's just a fun cute way to brighten up someones day. I think it would add great decoration to your holiday table as well.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Jaspere said...

Very creative and lovely.

Anonymous said...

It's very nice!

Anonymous said...

You are so clever! Thanks for sharing all your creations!

You rock!

Lois Folla

Anonymous said...

Wanda-very pretty! I was wondering if you think Dazzling Diamonds Glitter is not fine enough to use to cover the votives with?