Sunday, December 4, 2011

A snowflake etched votive candle holder

Hello, hello!  I hope this post finds you happy and enjoying the holiday season so far.  At my lovely preschool, we have a yearly tradition...the Secret Santa gift exchange.  My kiddos joke that it takes no time at all for my recipient to know that it's me.  I am okay with that!

I found this little candle holder at the dollar store, and washed it.  I used a snowflake image from The Graphics Fairy, and made various sizes of the snowflake before cutting it out of vinyl on my Silhouette.

I used some scrap vinyl for this.  I carefully stuck my snowflake stencils around the glass, making sure to press out any air bubbles.

When I was sure all of the vinyl was secure, I brushed on some Armour Etch glass etching cream.  I set the timer for about six minutes, and then rinsed the holder thoroughly under cool running water. 

All I need is a little white candle and I'm ready for the gifting to begin!

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  1. Very sweet votive!

    Spotted YOU AT BRAG MONDAY at GraphicsFairy's today!
    Smiles, Suzanne in Cold NW Illinois

  2. That turned out perfect. Congrats on the feature on brag Monday too..:)
    Hoping over from the graphics fairy..

  3. Lovely! I got some of that paste recently but haven't gotten around to using it yet! Thanks for sharing the know how...I may actually get round to having a go soon!

    via Brag Monday

  4. I love this Christine! I've never tried the etching stuff before, but I've always wanted to. I think you just inspired me to finally get some!

  5. Beautiful! I have not tried that etching cream but I'm itching to!

  6. This is very pretty!! New follower here. Would love it you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :)

    Have a great week!!


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