How to Make a Hand-Painted Glass Candle Bowl

Make a glass candle bowl into a beautiful, stylish centerpiece with these simple steps.
hclvr104_1final2

hclvr104_1final2

Materials and Tools:

glass candle bowl
glass cleaner
acrylic paint: moss green, dark red, white, yellow, metallic brown
sponge roller
rubber-tipped brush
varnish
circular sponge daubers in 3 sizes: small, medium and large
household sponge
scissors
paper towels
paper plate

Steps:

1. Clean the glass bowl with glass cleaner and paper towels.

2. Squeeze green, red and white acrylic paints onto a paper plate.

3. Apply small amounts of all three colors by swirling the outside edges of the circular sponge daubers in the paints and rolling them in a ring shape on the inside of the glass bowl.

4. Before the paint dries, use a clean sponge roller to roll all the colors together. Do this quickly.

5. Use a rubber-tipped brush to draw designs through the sponged paint (letters, words or figures). The tool actually removes the paint from the glass, which creates the design. Let the paint dry completely.

6. Apply yellow paint over the sponged designs on the inside of the bowl.

Keep applying paint until you can no longer see through the bowl. Let it dry for a day.

7. Paint over the yellow with a metallic brown paint on the inside of the bowl. The inside of the bowl will be metallic brown and the outside will show the sponged designs with a yellow background.

8. Apply varnish to seal the piece.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make Hand-Painted Plates

Give inexpensive white dinner plates a high-end, custom look with a stenciled design and ceramic paint. Not only is this project great for the holidays, but also for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays.

How to Make a Ship Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

Kids will love helping to make this large sailing ship centerpiece, which is reminiscent of the vessels that brought colonists to the new world. It's a cinch to make and will definitely bring a boat-load of fun to any Thanksgiving table.

How to Make Mercury Glass Votives

Transform inexpensive glass votives and hurricanes into faux "mercury glass" candle holders using silver and gold leaf. These chic, handmade accessories will bring a little shine to any Christmas arrangement.

How to Make a Cat Condo

Use everyday items to build a fancy cat post with baskets.

How to Make an Ice Lantern

Use winter's frosty temps to your advantage when decorating your home's outdoors for the holidays. These ice lanterns are pretty, festive and just require water, plastic containers and a chill in the air.

How to Make Rolled Paper Roses

Paper flowers fashioned from old book pages, newspaper or brown Kraft paper are a frugal alternative to store-bought ribbons and bows.

Make an Autumnal Apple Topiary Centerpiece

Put fall's bounty on display by making a topiary out of fresh pears or apples as a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table or buffet.

How to Make a Backyard Fire Pit

Create a cozy space for outdoor entertaining with a stone fire pit.

How to Make a Wood Cutting Board

Woodworking projects can be intimidating, but this project is actually easier than you may think. With basic shop materials and dense hardwood, which is the best wood for cutting boards, you'll be able to create a chef-worthy chopping accessory that any foodie would love.

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.