Monday, 2 September 2013

Decoupage Votives

You may remember the Vintage Votives I made once upon a time? 
Super-quick-and-easy to make (the only kind of project I like) they looked pretty during the day and magical when illuminated at night.

Well here's an idea for some colourful votives:


You'll need:
A Glass/ tumbler
Decoupage paper or tissue paper
Tacky Glue (this is basically a very thick PVA glue which stops the paper from sliding around too much)

Method:
Using a paintbrush, apply the glue around the outside of the glass, wherever you want the paper to cover.
Tear your decoupage paper into manageable portions and stick onto the glass, covering the glue.
Once covered, add a little water to a small amount of glue (this loosens it slightly) and apply a coat all over the paper.
Leave to dry.



Add a tea light and bingo! A lovely votive.



Or how about using it as a pencil tidy for your desk?


Enjoy making!
Sarah x

12 comments:

  1. Very cute indeed! I like the dark/glowy photo - very atmospheric!!! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  2. Very creative Sarah, I love them.
    Meredith

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  3. so pretty! I'm working a few with lace.

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  4. I'm back me lover! FAB post, so behind on reading blogs and this is my first. GREAT idea. Hobbycraft then for this lot???!!
    Would love to see you soon, need to settle the boy in first and even then he will be part time til Oct, due to being a baby. Bless!!!
    Miss you x x x x x

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  5. I'm back me lover! FAB post, so behind on reading blogs and this is my first. GREAT idea. Hobbycraft then for this lot???!!
    Would love to see you soon, need to settle the boy in first and even then he will be part time til Oct, due to being a baby. Bless!!!
    Miss you x x x x x

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  6. Very pretty :-) Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings :-)

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  7. Sarah these are just lovely, can't wait to try to make one, would be great at Christmas. A great post, thanks so much
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxx

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  8. great !
    Greetings from Poland :)
    Katarzyna


    www.sajuki.blogspot.com

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  9. I love this idea! I might have to give this a go myself with reds to coordinate with my living room :)

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  10. What a fab idea. Would make nice little Christmas gifts. I'm loving your crochet mushroom so much from your last post. Wish I could make fab stuff like this.
    Melanie x

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  11. Oooh - now that's a good idea! I have lots of décopatch paper... when I have a free (ha ha!) moment maybe I'll give this a try!

    Thanks for the idea!

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Have a fab day.
Sarah Xx