glass glitter to add a touch of stylish sparkle wherever they are placed.
decoupage glue/sealer to the exterior of the glass candleholder.
glue/sealer to cover then shake- off any excess. Allow it to set.
as close to the finished strip as possible, and add glitter as before. It is
easier to achieve full coverage by applying wide rows of decoupage glue/sealer
rather than spreading and rolling.
covered in glitter. Fill any gaps with dabs of glue and sprinkles of glitter.
the glitter. Lay newspaper down to prepare an area outdoors, and follow the
manufacturer’s instructions for best spraying results. Apply additional coat(s)
of spray, if needed, leaving to dry in between coats, and before use.
Roll the plate into a funnel to return glitter to the bottle, checking
first that there is no glue mixed in.
them in gold leaf. Adding gold leaf is a great way to make an item look
$2.99/5 PACK (Fab Everyday project note: I couldn’t find GLASIG at my local IKEA, so I used another GALEJ tealight holder, as well as UPPEHÅLL votive candle holders instead)
clean and dry. Wash off any glue as you go to avoid the leaf sticking to your fingers.
manageable size using a craft knife. Here, the gold leaf is cut to the depth of
the tealight holder.
outside of the tealight holder. Apply a small amount at a time, just as much as
you need for the first piece of leaf you are going to apply.
one small piece at a time. Handle the leaf carefully and press very gently to
secure it to the glass. Do not press or rub too hard, as this will tear the
You can use a paintbrush to lightly rub the leaf onto the glass as you go.
Excerpt from: I Modify Ikea, Ulysses Press
pot, before using it to pot your plant. Its small size is ideal for brightening
up a window ledge, or it can be used as a centerpiece for an outdoor dining
IKEA® HOME FURNISHINGS INGEFÄRA FLOWER POT AND SAUCER
WHITE SPRAY PAINT
pattern? Simply add your tape in equally spaced stripes, spray as before, and
remove the tape when completely dry. You could even add a striped saucer, too.
lay them down on your plant pot at a slight angle, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart,
one after the other. As the pot is tapered, the tape will sit closer together
at the bottom than it does at the top, leaving a smaller gap of approximately
5/8 inch (1.5 cm) between each piece.
begin laying a second round of tape over the first in the other direction
to create diamond shapes within the gaps. You may find it is necessary to adjust
the tape, depending on the gaps created, to get the desired pattern.
protect it when you spray it.
spray-painting. Take your white spray paint and spray evenly all around the
pot, then allow the pot to dry for approximately 1 hour.
tape. Start with the tape on the rim, then remove the top layer of tape, and
finally remove the bottom layer.