Glassy Baby votive holders have graced the tables of many fancy events. They are beautiful hand blown glass votive holders that are available in a rainbow array of colors. I love them, but have never actually picked one up, because I couldn’t justify the $44 price tag.
The other day while shopping at Ikea I found the perfect glass to recreate the look!
The supplies for this project are probably things you already have around the house. The only thing I needed to pick up were the glasses.The thing that makes these glasses perfect is the thick glass vase on them. Plus they are only $5.99 for a set of 6!
Step 1: In order to prevent over spray from the spray paint the best way to protect the outside of the glass is a zip lock bag. Simply place the glass in a sandwich sized zip lock bag and then use the painters tape to secure it around the glass and protect the top edge of the glass.
Step 2: Spray painting the inside of something with such a small opening can lead to lots of problems. Easiest way to do it is light sprays in a circular motion so that you cover all angles. Also make sure that your spray paint can is shaken properly so that the color comes out in the proper hue. Remember light sprays are key and no need to put them upside down for drying. I actual found that flipping them over led to lots of drips.
Step 3: Once your paint is dry you can stop here and enjoy, but I wanted to further protect the paint so I used some wipe on poly for durability.
Now you can be finished at this step, but I decided to use my votive holder as a mini vase instead.
*If you want to use it as a votive holder with a lit candle make sure your tea light or votive candle is in it’s own holder instead of placing a naked candle in the holder. With all the paint & poly I want you to be careful with the flame.*
With the protect finish using really flowers shouldn’t be an issue, but I wanted peonies and since I couldn’t find any fresh ones I went fake! Ah! I know, but it actually worked out pretty well.
The key to any floral arrangement in floral foam. It really helps the flowers stay in the perfect place and not go limp.
A tip for using faux blooms is to make sure none of the faux steam shows so it’s a good idea to cut them down to size. I like inserting the stems into the floral foam in a 45 degree angle with all of the steams going towards the center and forming an upside down pyramid of sorts. It’s okay if some of the stems pop out of the foam it won’t mess with the arrangement.
Now have fun trying to find the perfect stop for them.
Enjoy! I now have a pretty set of 6 (3 orange and 3 pink) to sprinkle around my house. I think they would be perfect for any Easter or Spring celebrations you may be having.