neat idea for candleholders

PurplemoonJune 6, 2012

If any of you decorate for a summery beach look, or heck, any time....I thought this was a neat idea for those cheap glass candleholders you see at Goodwill and thrift shops.

Elmers Glue and Food Coloring = Beach Glass, who knew!

hugs, Karen

Here is a link that might be useful: beach glass candleholders

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milosmom_gw

oooo! those are pretttty!
If it worked as well as it appears, that would be the ideal answer for those glass accents in certain colors that we all want/need from time to time and just can't find.
Though I'm in the middle of one project now, I have glue/coloring & spare glass on hand so this is definatly going on my list.
TY for sharing , Karen and it's so nice to "see" you :).

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 7:08PM
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phonegirl

Karen, this is something I'd love to try. I'm thinking they would be great to try on vases. They are gorgeous. I'm tickled you share all these fun things with
us.

Punk

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 8:39PM
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slinkey

Sweet idea! They look beautiful...
Reminds me of a frosted glass vase I had years ago.
Punk...I'm thinking like you - to give it a try on glass vases and see how they would turn out.
Karen, thanks for sharing this.
jane

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 9:32PM
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christmascandy

Those are really pretty and I think they would make great vases as well.

You are such a sweetheart to find so many great ideas and share them with us!!

TFS,
Candy

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 10:28PM
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jeannespines

Unbelievable! Someone try it, please & share your results! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 11:06PM
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kathleen_li

I like! Purple, so pretty!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 4:40PM
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kathleen_li

I wonder what the ratio of glue to color? Trial and error?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 5:31PM
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milosmom_gw

Kathleen : You're right , trial and error - apparently.
I tried it and it didn't come out ANYthing like the picture :(.
The concept worked but mine turned out waaay darker than they should have been for the "look" intended.
I'm soaking the glue off now and plan to try it again.
I'm thinking if I use an eyedropper and water down the glue ever so slightly , it'll work better.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 11:21PM
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Purplemoon

I went back to find instructions and this is what the gal had commented when asked...

"I used Elmer's Glue poured into a cup and then added small amounts of Wilton's Food Coloring until I liked the color Then I used a soft paint brush . It's amazing after it dries it really dries transparent."

This obviously wouldn't be waterproof or hold up outside in the sun, only for decorative, indoor glass items.
hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 5:24PM
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megamuffins

That is just beautiful, heck I would use theses all year long.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 10:03PM
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