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?

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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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  1. Oh my gosh, this is so adorable! I have a small candle jar that just might work. 🙂 Need to go etching cream shopping!

    1. Thank you so much Linda, I love that you want to give it a try too 🙂

  2. mary scott says:

    That is too cute!! thanks

  3. I love Halloween and I bet I have a container around here that would make an excellent ghost!

    1. Yay! I’m so excited you love Halloween and want to make one too. It’s great to hear from you and I hope you are doing well 🙂

  4. I’ve got one of those little glass jars hanging around. Now I know what to do with it! You are so clever — and I love your ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing at Party in Your PJs link party!

    1. Thank you so much Nina, you are so sweet. I love that you want to make one too 🙂

  5. These are so cute and fun, and I love how easy they are to make! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a great week ahead!

    1. Thank you so much April, have a great week!

  6. That’s really sweet, I’ve seen etching cream but I’ve never tried it out before. Looks simple enough.

    1. Thank you Julie, and it’s so wonderful and easy to work with. Helps to create so many fun and personalized things that will last 🙂

  7. This is adorable! Etching cream is so fun to work with. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday; I’ll be including your ghost candle holder in my Features at our next party. We’d love to have you link up again!

    1. Thank you so much Emily and thanks for the feature. I enjoy your party every week – thanks for hosting a place for all of us to share our creations 🙂

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