Candle Holder Made From 6 Ashtrays
Remembering a project my sister had done back in the 70's, I decided to copy it, somewhat. I found 6 unused clear ashtrays on EBay, with the intent of making this candle holder. My sister had made hers with the dark blue ashtrays & had put them in the oven to crackle them. I did a trial run on crackling glass, but decided it wasn't the way I wanted to go, as they don't always stay intact. Instead, I used frosted glass spray paint & rippled glass spray paint. I used E6000 crafting glue to glue them all together. Since I used the smaller ashtrays, the opening isn't large enough to put a votive glass down inside, so I just used a small battery-operated candle lamp instead.
I painted the bowls of the top 4 ashtrays, alternating 2 in frosted & 2 in rippled.
The base is made with 2 ashtrays, bottom to bottom, sprayed with the frosted glass paint after they were glued together.
You could also add some silk flowers or other colorful baubles around the bottom. This candle & base are just sitting in the bottom so I can remove it whenever I want or need to.
Published May 6th, 2015 8:33 PM