Heart candle holders make a unique centerpiece and gift idea for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary. Painting gorgeous faux stained glass hearts on votives and candle holders is easy. You can even personalize them!
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Hand Painted Faux Stained Glass Heart Candle Holders
Use glass paint to create faux stained glass heart candle holders. Creating gorgeous stained glass heart decorations on votive candle holders is easy. Anyone that can draw or trace can paint a faux stained glass heart.
DIY candle holders make great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s day, Father’s Day and anniversaries. They also make a lovely centerpiece. They can even be personalized!
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DIY Heart Votive Candle Holder Materials
- 3-inch square Votives
- Glass Paint
- Glass paint outline tube (black) (optional)
- Paint brushes
- Free heart template
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How to Paint a Heart on a Candle Holder
Step 1 – Tape small heart template to the inside of a candle holder
Download and print our small heart template or, use a black glass paint outline tube to draw your own heart. If you are using the small heart template, cut it out and tape it to the inside of the square votive to hold it in place.
Tip: Cut the small heart template to fit inside the square votive so the bottom edge of the template rests on the bottom of the inside the square window of the candle holder. This will make it easy to reuse over and over again without having to measure!
Step 2 – Trace or Draw Heart with Glass Paint Outline Tube
Use a black glass paint outline tube to trace the small heart template, or draw your own design onto the outside of the candle holder.
Make quadruple heart candle holders by painting a heart on each side of a square votive candle holder. Click on the link to see examples.
Allow the black outline to dry for at least 24 hours before moving on to the next step.
Step 3 – Paint the heart with glass paint to create a faux stained glass heart
Use glass paint, to color the heart. Painting with glass paint is a bit different than other paints. Load your brush with glass paint and dab as much as you can into the black outline of the heart. The more paint the better. If you brush it on in a thin layer you might not be able to see the heart very well once it dries.
For best results allow the heart to dry for a minimum of 24 hours.
Once your faux stained glass hearts on the candle holders are dry you can personalize them. Click the link to find out how!
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Faux Stained Glass Heart Candle Holder DIY
Personalize heart candle holders for an extra special touch.
A handmade DIY glass paint heart votive candle holder would make a wonderful centerpiece or homemade gift idea for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary!
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