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Candle Holder to Etched Glowing Ghost

Candle Holder to Etched Glowing Ghost
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I just love Halloween and I also love to repurpose and upcycle. So when I found this little candle holder that had been sitting around I thought what better way to put the two of those things together than turn a candle holder into a etched ghost for Halloween?

I had this candle holder on hand and it was time to do something with it rather than just leave it sitting on a shelf.

I coated it in Martha Stewart Glass Etching Cream. Once coated, I let it sit for 15 minutes as per the bottle’s instructions.  The one thing you want to make sure is to make the brush stokes all go the same way. I did wear rubber gloves while making this project.

After the 15 minutes was up, I rinsed all of the Martha Stewart Etching Cream off the candle holder. I wiped it off with a cloth and let it dry completely.

Once it was dry I used Folk Art Acrylic Paint in black to pain on some eyes for my ghost. You could paint on a mouth if you like as well.

Once the paint was dry my little ghost was ready.

You can add a battery operated tea light to the ghost if you like for added glow.

Click on the video below to watch me make this serving tray.  

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