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)

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