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?

Any glass piece will work for this project!


  • 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
  • Sandpaper
  • A candle in your color of choice


  1. Using soap and warm water or some rubbing alcohol, clean the glass candlestick  thoroughly.
  2. Paint the candlestick with your white chalk paint.  The number of coats depends on your desired effect. 
  3. While the paint is drying, cut your twine to a length that allows you to wrap it around the candlestick three or four times. 
  4. 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.  
  5. Tie your object in with the cut twine, or simply leave the twine as is, with nothing tied to it. 
  6. Add your candle and get to decorating with it !!

i would love to see how you decorated with your finished piece!

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