Sharpie Squad member, Alli Whitmore of One Pearl Button has concocted the perfect amount of sparkle and shine for the holidays. Her faux gilded candleholders are chic and make for a glowing accent to any tablescape and are even a great hostess gift.
Alli runs through a simple step by step how-to for making these festive candleholders. With just a few simple supplies and Alli’s “Sharpie Stencil Technique” your home will be glowing all season long.
What You’ll Need:
- Glass cups – Anything that will fit a votive or tea light candle will work – from thrifted cups to old jars.
- A doily (Alli used two – one small and one large)
- Spray adhesive or water-soluble craft glue
- Sharpie metallic paint pens.
Step 1: Spray a light coating of adhesive onto the back of the doily and stick it onto your cup. Or, if you’re like me, discover that your spray adhesive has adhered its nozzle shut, be too afraid of getting adhesive in your eyes to try to fix it, and use a glue stick instead. Whatever works!
Make sure to press all the little pieces down firmly!
Step 2: Following the directions from my Sharpie Stencil Technique, use the paint pen to color all the open spaces of your doily.
Step 3: If you’d like, trace a line around the outside edge of the doily.
Step 4: Wait a minute for everything to dry a bit, then peel the doily off of the cup (my favorite part!). Don’t worry if some pieces are stubborn.
Step 5:Let the cup sit for a few hours to set the paint. When it has thoroughly dried, run it under warm water and rub gently to remove any excess glue and paper.
Step 6: Place a votive or tea light inside and enjoy the glow!
Big thanks to One Pearl Button for this clever Sharpie DIY! Do you have any Sharpie holiday tips and tricks up your sleeve? Tell us about them!