When I saw a challenge at The CSI Project to create something with items from the dollar store, I knew exactly what I wanted to try:  painting glass!  This tutorial will show you how incredibly easy it is to paint a dollar store glass candle holder to match your home decor or party theme.

Heidi over at Mom’s Crafty Space  did a tutorial on how to DIY mercury glass, and I was itching to see how it would look with other colors.

I started with a very nice block candle holder from Dollar Tree.
I sprayed the inside with water.

Then I sprayed the wet glass with Krylon Ocean Breeze spray paint.  The blue wasn’t dark enough for me, so I spritzed again with water and added a second spray of paint.

Next time I will cover the exterior of the glass with tape.  It was easy to scrape the overspray off, but still annoying.


Finally,  I diluted some Deco Art white acrylic paint with a clear Americana gloss varnish and painted the inside, to help highlight the contrasts and seal the finish.


I filled my pretty new decorative glass with colored glass stones, also from the Dollar Tree.

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  1. Wow! That turned out really well! Who’d have thought dollar store plus spray paint and water would equal something so cool? Thanks for entering One Crafty Contest; good luck!


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