Frosted Glass Tea Light Candle Holders

Hello and welcome back to the blog!  These frosted glass tea light candle holders just make me smile when I see them.  They are perfect for any farmhouse decor but you could change out the fabric and add something other than rustic sticks to make them more glam or shabby chic.  The sky is the limit.

There are a lot of choices of candle holders at the Dollar Store.  These were my favorite but I think even the smaller mason jars would be so cute.

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Finished frosted glass tea light candle holders with a red plaid fabric tie and some rustic sticks.

 


 

Frosted Glass Tea Light Candle Holders

You won’t even believe how easy and quickly these can be made.  Keep reading for the full step-by-step video and written instructions.  

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Let’s get to it!

Step 1:  Frost the glass candle holders

Use the frosted glass spray paint to frost the glass.  I love this stuff.  There are different colors called Sea Glass spray paint but I have a hard time finding it. 

The newly frosted candle holders and the frosted glass spray paint can

 

These took two coats. There is no need to remove the wire at the top.  Just spray right over it.

I used this paint on some sconces I have in my kitchen.  The glass was allowing the bulb to show and it was very glaring.  This helped tone that down.  It’s just not pretty to see your light bulbs.  LOL

Step 2:  Cut and add the fabric

The fabric bundle I got is from WalMart.  It was $7.99.  I know that sounds like a lot but the black and white buffalo check fabric alone was worth that.  Just kidding, but I do love buffalo check.  

 

Fabric bundle from WalMart with different plaid fabrics for the glass tea light candle holders

 

Open the fabric and cut a strip about 1/2 inch wide.  This will wrap and tie around the top of your glass candle holder so make sure you cut a piece long enough.

 

Cutting a plaid fabric strip to wrap around the neck of the glass candle holder

 

Tie it around the neck of the candle holder.  Just tie the first part of the knot.

 

Adding fabric strip and sticks to the neck of the candle holder

 

Add sticks for a rustic farmhouse look.  I just went outside my back door and picked these up off the sidewalk.

 

Adding fabric strip and sticks to the neck of the candle holder

 

Now finish the rest of the knot.  

 

Adding fabric strip and sticks to the neck of the candle holder

 

Trim the ends of the fabric ribbon to the length you like.

 

Trimming the ends of the plaid fabric ribbon to length.

 

Step 3: Add Tea Lights

The final step is to add the tea lights.  I had these black ones laying around so I used them for this post but I think white tea lights would look cuter for these.

 

Adding tea lights to the frosted glass candle holders.

 

Now they are ready to add to your Christmas decor.  I wish I had a mantel to put them on.  I bet they would look fantastic on my mom’s mantel.  

Finished frosted glass tea light candle holder with red plaid flannel fabric ribbon.

 

Finished frosted glass tea light candle holder with red plaid flannel fabric ribbon.

 

Finished frosted glass tea light candle holder with red plaid flannel fabric ribbon.

 

Materials Needed:

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Frosted Glass Tea Light Candle Holders

Frosted Glass Tea Light Candle Holders

Dollar Tree has some great candle holders that can be transformed into beautiful, high end looking Christmas decor. These frosted glass tea light candle holders are the perfect example and take no time at all...except for the paint to dry!

Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Tools

  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Give the glass candle holders a couple of coats of the frosted glass spray paint letting the paint dry thoroughly between coats.
  2. Cut strips of the plaid flannel fabric about 1/2 inch wide and long enough to wrap around the candle holder.
  3. Wrap the fabric around the "neck" of the candle holder and tie half of a knot.
  4. Add the sticks and finish the knot.
  5. Add tea lights
  6. Enjoy anywhere in your home.

I really hope you enjoyed this post!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Michelle

 

Finished frosted glass tea light candle holder with red plaid flannel fabric ribbon.

 

 

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