We are nearing the summer time and something many people like to do is to both have and attend garage sales. There always seems to be a plethora of glass dishes, vases and candlesticks and they are usually priced less than a couple of dollars.
I have picked up a few myself over the years, and I’ve been wanting to do something different with some of them.
If you also have a cabinet full of these glass items, why not give this simple makeover a try?
- Inexpensive glass candlestick or something similar
- White chalk paint
- Thin twine or a rustic looking piece of ribbon
- Metal key or anything to hang from the twine
- A candle in your color of choice
- Using soap and warm water or some rubbing alcohol, clean the glass candlestick thoroughly.
- Paint the candlestick with your white chalk paint. The number of coats depends on your desired effect.
- While the paint is drying, cut your twine to a length that allows you to wrap it around the candlestick three or four times.
- Once the paint is dry, lightly sand the edges and any raised designs on the candlestick until you achieve the look you are going for.
- Tie your object in with the cut twine, or simply leave the twine as is, with nothing tied to it.
- Add your candle and get to decorating with it !!