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The glass Michelle uses to clean her brushes inspired us to paint the insides of these votives for some colorful candlelight. They couldn’t be easier to make. Pick up a case of glass votives from your nearest floral wholesaler or local Target. Scribble watery paint on the inside of clear glass candleholders and don’t try too hard…if you mess with them too much you’ll just make brown. If you’re having a hard time with this project you may need some more wine to help you loosen up. ;) When they’re dry, plunk in a votive. Done!

Flower image from Saipua, all others Once Wed. Painting c/o Michelle Armas


Comments (44)

Laura Murray | Reply

Such a simple idea, but brillant at the same time ;) What an inspiration.

zaheer baber | Reply

very beautiful thanx for share.

lizzie | Reply

awesome idea! i love how simple and pretty this would be!

Nicole | Reply

great idea! and i love the advice on how to make them :)

Claire | Reply

I LOVE those! What a great idea!

Ginny branch stelling | Reply

This might be one of my favorite DIY’s! And i loooove Michelle’s work! Good job y’all!

Alexis L. | Reply

Wow, these are fantastic! Such a beautiful way to add a little simplistic artsy-ness to your table.

Wayne Foster entertainment | Reply

What a great idea!!!Love all the color

Tiffanyt | Reply

Such a creative candle idea!



Madison | Reply

wow how pretty these look yet how simple!

weebs | Reply

What kind of paint did you use? They look gorgeous!

Kristi | Reply

Love, love, love these!!! They look fabulous ~ yet are so easy to do ;-)) Thank you bunches for sharing!


joythigpen | Reply

thanks everyone!
weebs, i just used regular acrylic paint

Dana | Reply

did you swish the paint on with a brush? Not really clear how you did this! Thanks!

mem | Reply

I think it should be noted to read the paint label….some are flammable! eek

Girlie | Reply

So pretty! I keep coming back to look at this.

McKenzie | Reply

I just replaced wine with beer and recruited my fiancé for this project. They turned out funky and fantastic!

Amber | Reply

Oh my gosh, I love this idea! I need to try this.

joy thigpen | Reply

ha! that’s awesome McKenzie!

Diamond Wedding Rings | Reply

This is a great idea! And it’s not heavy on the budget either.

Stephanie @rhinspirations | Reply

This is such a nice and distinctive detail!

Amanda Thornton | Reply

LOVE this idea- i’ve been looking for a cheap way to add color to my living room, this project is perfect! found you through Blue LaReve :)


Chisa | Reply

I love it!! Thanks a lot for sharing.


Jennifer | Reply

So inspiring! Thanks!!

Christine | Reply

I absolutely love this idea! I’m definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for the tip!

Jamie | Reply

So fun and easy!! Its a great way to incorporate wedding colors that are harder to come by too!

Love This Day Events | Reply

Great wedding idea! Thank you!!!

Freda | Reply

Awesome idea for weddings or any other place you want color and subtle light. I agree, though, be sure the paint isnt flammable.

Lisa | Reply

oh my gosh! I love these and will try them, as I am also a party planner and am always looking for cute inexpensive ideas. Also LOVED your comment on the ‘drink more wine’ as I have a wine blog…you would love it and I love your style

Candice | Reply

Soo…I love these, but having relatively little crafting skill, I’m having a hard time getting it right. My paint is either too watery or too thick, and well I guess I just don’t know what to do! Any advice on ratios or whatever would be appreciated!

Kelly | Reply

In its liquid form, acrylic paints are not flammable, as the solvent is (usually) water. After it has dried is a different matter – acrylic is a plastic polymer which is flammable. Crown Paints advise that in a fire, hazardous decomposition products such as smoke, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and oxides of nitrogen may be produced. The good news is that acrylic paint is not combustible.

Casey | Reply

Is there any difference if the *outside* of the glass is painted, rather than the inside? I have a lot of clear glass votives, and being pretty new to DIY, any help (advice and tips, what type & brand of paint to use) would be greatly appreciated. :]

LindseyZ | Reply

Question: Will the paint get hot and begin “melting” down the sides? I’m thinking of doing this for my wedding reception but don’t want any disasters. If anyone knows, please reply. Thanks!!!

Brooke | Reply

I was wondering what was used for the wall in the background of the first picture… How? Wallpaper? And from where?

Maureen Sebek | Reply

Thank you for sharing these lovely little votives! I can’t wait to try. I will probably do a spot on my blog and will reference you. So glad I found you! :)

Theresa | Reply

There are acrylic pains specifically for glass, some set with oven heat, some can air dry given I think it is about 2 weeks to cure. I am doing this for part of my wedding favors. Thanks for the idea!

Laila | Reply

What kind of paint did you use? Love them!

YONA | Reply

Please I would like to buy some of your votives. I live in France
Thank you

YONA | Reply

Please how can I buy your votives ? I live in France
Thank you

We Bulk Sale | Reply

Just curious if these are handcrafted or what?

Vicky | Reply

THese are cute! What kind of paint? Acrylic?