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Painted Candle Holders – Christmas 2019

Posted by terrepruitt on June 17, 2020

You may surmise from my posts about my craft projects that I have made things for people for Christmas. My most recent post shows the two bottles I painted for two friends for Christmas. I enjoyed painting so much that I got an idea to paint bottles for a dozen friends and family members for Christmas gifts the following year.  There are so many pictures of those bottles that it will take a long time to go through to figure out what to post. I have been putting that off for a long time, but the conversation with another blogger about crafts has motivated me to post the pictures of my projects. Originally I thought I would post as a project, but just like when I am cooking, I get so into what I am doing I forget to take pictures of the process. In regards to the multiple bottle project I will probably end up with fewer pictures then the first bottle post because I didn’t take very good pictures. Last year what I decided to paint was candle jars. We buy a lot of candles in jars and the glass is such high quality I can’t throw it out. I really enjoy painting (although I am NOT an artist) on glass so I decided to recycle the jars. As you can see my designs are very simple since I don’t paint well. It is more of a “something that brings me joy” than a “something that results in a beautiful object”.

Not only am I not a great painter I am not a great photographer so I didn’t capture all the sparkles very well, but ALL of the candle holders have glitter on them. Many of the designs were inspired by the recipients and, with one, the shape of the jar.

I have many more jars and bottles to paint. I hope to get some painting in this year.

Do you like to paint? Do you like to take pictures? Is crafting “your thing”?

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3 Responses to “Painted Candle Holders – Christmas 2019”

  1. Tokeloshe. said

    Thank you for sharing more of your crafts. I like your whimsical style. It’s nice when you have someone in mind when crafting, then you think of that person while painting.💞
    It’s more work to take process photos and blog, but I find that it motivates me, helps me keep track of supplies, techniques, etc.

    You bet, I like to paint, take pictures and crafting is “my thing”.

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    • Yes, it is fun when you make something (whatever your craft it) FOR someone in particular. It is a lot more work to take photos while you are doing something and for me – at times – it takes away from the “doing” and sometimes I just want to enjoy what I am doing and not think about documenting it.

      I know crafting is your thing – I can tell by your lovely crafting area! 🙂 It is very inspiring!!

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