Silver Leafing: Metallic Wine Glass Votive

Silver Leafing: Metallic Wine Glass Votive

This craft project shows you how to turn a simple wine glass into a decorative metallic wine glass votive using metallic silver leafing.

What you need

4-5 sheets of 20x20cm or 5×5 inch Silver leafing (available craft supply stores)
wine glass
Clear drying craft glue or modgepodge or white PVA wood glue.
Dry Paintbrush


If this is your first time using silver leafing then I suggest you have a test go first.  Silver leafing is very fragile and you need to use a light touch.  The leafing adheres to the glue very easily. You can overlap the leafing as it is so fine. Use your dry paint brush to press the leafing into place.

Starting by taking your wood glue or modge podge and coat the inside of your wine glass. Gently pick up a sheet of metallic leafing and press it into place. This project is being used as a candle votive so we need to allow the candle light to shine through. Make sure you leave enough space to allow the light to shine. Harsh sharp edges  (As shown below in the picture) can be softened by taking your dry brush and pulling away at the edges.



Allow the glass to dry completely before using as a candle holder or turn it upside down for a pillar candle stick holder.

Here is a picture of the candle on a Hens night table. When all the DIY pieces are put together it completes a great bling bling look.


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