For todays DIY wedding project we thought we would show you a really simple way of adding lots of gold accessories into your styling in order to add that little touch of glamour.
For this project we will be using old glass wine bottles to create some gorgeous candle holders that you can use anyway you wish - whether it be to create a romantic walkway for the ceremony or for adding an ambient glow for your evening guests to enjoy your romantic union!
For this project you will need:
- old glass wine bottles
- glass spray primer
- gold spray paint
- Isopropyl acohol
- kitchen roll
For a really interesting selection, we advise taking lots of bottles in different shapes and sizes!
First you need to make sure your bottles are extremely clean, If they are not the primer and paint will not adhere to the surface and you will get blotches all over. You will need to remove the bottles labels so hot soapy water will help with this and use hot water directly to get any glue residue off. Warning: Hot water can burn so we advise you wear gloves and long clothing when doing this.
If possible, we would advise putting your bottles through a glass wash in a dishwasher if you have one, if not a hot handwash with washing up liquid will surfice. Once the bottles are dry, take some Kitchen roll and apply the Isoprpyl alcohol to a sheet and wipe all the way over the exterior of the bottles to get it ready for priming.
If you want your paint to stay on the bottles for longer, then using a primer is a way forward - you can choose to skip the primer section if you are trying to keep to a tight budget but you will risk the gold paint chipping. For all spray paints and primers you need to do this somewhere with great ventillation. Spray the bottles with a light coat of the primer about from roughly 10cm away.
Leave the bottles to dry hard for a few hours, once this time has passed its time to spray the gold paint. For an even finish, you will need to spray light coats a few times as this will avoid drips and runs.
And voila you have you candles holders! All you need now are the candles themselves which you can buy in bulk online.