Christmas need not be expensive if you decide to put in things you already have, into a pretty decor. We made these pretty cute candle holders from disposable shot glasses and I can’t stop liking them! Check out the tutorial 🙂 Also do not forget to check out the many other Christmas Crafts and DIY tutorials on this blog 🙂
Christmas is supposedly a very expensive season although everything you find is on sale. I generally purchase Christmas decor right after Christmas because that is when I reach home after my vacation and before that, I hardly get anything Christmassy in the market! So over the couple of years that we have made our home, I have collected loads of tree decoration items and I think my tree can’t withstand any more of the load 😛 This year, since my daughter has also grown up, we thought we should move more towards the religious side of the celebration instead of keeping it all Santa & Christmas trees. We call Christmas the Advent Season, running through 4 Sundays and culminates with Christmas that falls on the 25th of December. The advent candles, 4 of them, held within an advent wreath, is lit one by one every Sunday to remember and represent hope, peace, joy and love respectively. The tradition was started long back in Germany as a countdown to Christmas but later on has added so much value and tradition that it is an inevitable part of the celebration.
Materials required to make DIY Christmas Advent Candle Holders :
- Shot glasses – The ones used here are disposable plastic ones from CCD (mango & choco shots yeah!)
- acrylic/fabric paint – red and white
How to make DIY Christmas Advent Candle Holders :
Start off by erasing any label/price tag stickers that might be there on the shot glasses – paint thinner works like a charm else you can use your nail polish remover as well. The shot glasses I have used are from Cafe Coffee Day and they serve these Mango & Choco shots in them. I have been having them for a while with me and I keep them for my daughter to use while she brushes her teeth 😛 yeah a tiny glass for the tiny girl 😉
Paint the inside of the glass with red paint. Since its plastic, the paint come as lines but that is okay- 2-3 coats over it should bring out an even shade. I painted the inside so that from the outside, the surface is shiny and even.
I used an earbud to but white dots on the outside and I have used white gesso so that in a single dot the opacity is achieved but you can use acrylic/fabric paint as well.
That is it. Done!
Pretty right? You can prepare these advent candle holders in any shades you like and I think red polka dots totally brings out the magic of Christmas 🙂