Whimsical and fun votive holders are great to keep around the house for use in impromptu centerpieces for special events. These adorable corduroy embellished votive holders can be easily customized to any shape desired.
For this project, you will need (per votive holder):
– One clear glass votive holder in any size
– Soap and water
– Paper towels
– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer in All-Purpose White
– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in a color that coordinates to the fabric you are using
– Corduroy fabric (either from a recycled piece of clothing or a fabric supply shop)
– Fabric marking pen
– Shape stencils (stars, hearts, letters, etc.)
– Fabric scissors
– Krylon Spray Adhesive
– Votive candle in a coordinating color
– Newspaper, craft paper, and/or a large drop cloth
For ease in cleanup when your votive candle project is finished, cover the area where you will be completing the project with newspaper, craft paper, and/or a large drop cloth. Use warm water and a mild detergent soap to wash and rinse the clear glass votive holder. Dry the outside of the glass with paper towels and then turn upside down to continue air drying for several hours.
Turn the votive holder upside down. Prime the votive holder using a thick layer of Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer in All-Purpose White. Let the votive holder dry for a few hours. Paint the votive holder with Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in a color that coordinates to the corduroy fabric you are using. Use three or four coats before allowing the glass to dry overnight.
Lay the piece of corduroy out flat, but face down. Use a shape stencil and a fabric marking pen to trace a design onto the back of the corduroy fabric piece. (Examples: Stars, Hearts, Monograms, etc.) Create as many corduroy designs as you wish to adhere to the votive holder. Cut out the shape using fabric scissors.
Spray the back of the corduroy shape (or shapes) using Krylon Spray Adhesive. Adhere the corduroy shape to the side of the painted votive holder. Dry completely before inserting a votive candle in a coordinating color and enjoying your new creation.
TIP: One great take on this design is a corduroy stars pattern. Create several different sized star shapes and adhere them in an all-over pattern on the votive holder. These votive holders also make great gift ideas for any occasion!