Pumpkin Candle Holder. Makeover a craft pumpkin into a beautiful candle holder or vase using FolkArt paint, Glitterific, and Mod Podge.
There isn’t anything that makes me think of fall more than pumpkins. Craft pumpkins are widely available now, and you can reuse the decor you make with them year after year (unlike real pumpkins, which I also love.) Today, I am going to teach you how to make a pumpkin candle holder. It would make a beautiful centerpiece for a Thanksgiving tablescape.
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How To Make a Pumpkin Candle Holder
- White Craft Pumpkin
- FolkArt Multi-Surface, Rose Gold
- FolkArt Glitterific, Rose Gold
- Foam Brush
- Gold Glitter
- Mod Podge
- Mod Podge Brush (optional)
- Mod Podge Ultra
- Clear Glass Candle Holder or Vase
- LED Candle
Start by using your glass candle holder as a guide and trace around the top edge on your pumpkin.
Use a knife to cut out the hole.
Helpful Tip: I tried using a regular craft knife on this pumpkin, but I found it much easier to carve the pumpkin with a traditional pumpkin carving knife.
Paint the entire pumpkin with rose gold multi-surface paint. Allow it to dry about 15 – 20 minutes between coats. To avoid brush strokes, after applying a section of paint to the pumpkin, run the brush from the top to the bottom in one stroke. My pumpkin took two coats to cover.
Add a decorative touch to your pumpkin to make it sparkle with FolkArt Glitterific paint. Use a foam brush and apply it generously on the pumpkin. Squeeze some of the paint onto the foam brush and carefully pat the Glitterific onto the pumpkin. I applied it at the top where the candle holder would be inserted.
To decorate the glass candle holder vase, start by taping off a design. I did a large, thick stripe. Paint the empty space with Mod Podge.
Generously sprinkle glitter over the wet areas. Allow the glitter to dry.
Helpful tip: You can carefully add more Mod Podge and glitter if you see empty spots that did not get covered before it dries.
Spray the glitter with Mod Podge Ultra to seal it. I usually do this step outside. Be sure to rinse out the cap before storing it. Peel off the tape, and carefully wipe off any excess Mod Podge with a damp paper towel.
When everything has dried completely, insert your glass candle holder into the opening.
Use an LED votive candle holder inside the glass, or add flowers, and enjoy your beautiful pumpkin!
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