Friday, November 14, 2014

Altered Vase/Candle Holder

Hi everyone!  Can you believe that we are already halfway through November?  I'm not sure where the time goes.  You probably already know that the Design Team here at Altered Pages Artsociates is working with a wonderful product called Craft Attitude.  So let's jump in!

My project this week begins with a clear square glass candle holder found at a household goods store.  It's a great size and can be used to hold either candles or as a vase for flowers.  I wanted to use images that would show off the square shape, so I chose a collage sheet from Altered Pages called Beautiful Ladies.  Each of these images is printed on a tall thin strip, so working in pieces with Craft Attitude to cover the glass was very easy. 

I staggered the height of each image on purpose.  I didn't want a straight line of faces across the top.  I had to print the collage twice to have enough of these lovelies to go all around the surface.  I made sure no two connecting sides had the same woman so that if you looked at it from an angle you would still see all different images.

The Craft Attitude film has a matte finish and I wanted these to blend into the glass so once all of the images were in place I sealed them in place with a glossy coating.  I used two layers for a smoother finish.

I considered many different types of embellishments from beads to charms to silk flowers but many of them covered up too much of the images and when the candle was added all I noticed was the dark shadow where the candle couldn't shine through.  So in the end, I chose a lovely ribbon for the bottom of the holder and Dew Drops for the top of each image.  The decision about where to place the drops took a long time.  I didn't like them completely filling in the blank glass at the top because they detracted from the ladies but I didn't want the straight line of each image showing.  I like the staggered look and I love how they glow when the candle is on!

Below is a more detailed look at this project. 

Check out How to Jazz Up a Glass Candle Holder by Robin Horasanian on Snapguide.

Products used:
Altered Pages Collage Image - Beautiful Ladies
Craft Attitude
Dew Drops
Ribbon scrap


  1. Really beautiful candle holder. Love how the images diffuse the light!

  2. WOWZER! This is gorgeous and what a fabulous gift item! Wedding or Holiday images would be fantastic too.

    1. It was almost fall leaves, but I wanted something more elegant and I love the Beautiful Ladies collage sheet!

  3. This is just so gorgeous! I LOVE the idea!

  4. What a fun gift idea Robin! Love it and it's so pretty when the candle is lit!