Valentine’s Day Votives + $60 DecoArt GIVEAWAY!!

{yay for thursday!} You know, sometimes its the little things in life that make the difference. And I think its the same with crafts. Those small touches and personalization-s make a huge difference! For example, the I {heart} You votive candle holders below {also part of my V-day mantel!}

i love you candle holder

Those votive holders just wouldn’t be nearly as interesting without the I {heart} U. seriously! They would be blank and blah. These votives are super cute as home decor, but also fun as a gift ideas as well. And they were super easy to make! Here’s how I did it:

How To Write on Glass

supplies: 3D Gloss Enamel by DecoArt in Red, glass, paper

writing on glass

1. Practice what you want to write on a scrap piece of paper.

2. Make sure your glass surface is clean and dry.

3. Write on your glass and lay it flat to dry. Allow to dry for 48 hours. Bake for 30 minutes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit in a non-preheated oven. And now you have loveable votive holders!

Tip: Since my votives are anything but flat, I clothes pinned them together to hold them flat.

I loved the control I got with the fine tip applicator of the 3D Gloss Enamels. The thick consistency of the enamel held its shape very well and dried transparent.

Aaaaaand while I was into this whole “Glass-Votive-Makeover” frenzy, I stenciled one in a pretty turquoise….because we all know turquoise is one of the hottest colors around right now!

How to Stencil Glass

supplies: Gloss Enamels Stick-On Stencils, Gloss Enamels in Indian Turquoise, and Glass Stencil Daubers.

how to stencil glass

1. Make sure your glass surface is clean and dry. Then peel off your stencil from the packaging. {these sticker stencils ROCK!! there is very little bleed through and so easy to use. plus, you can totally reuse them. yes, i’m a fan!}

2. Apply stencil to your glass. Make sure it lays flat and all bubbles are removed.

3. Grab your Gloss Enamels and daubers.

4. Daub on the enamel. {i like the finish that the daubers give. plus they are easy to control where the enamel goes.}

5. Allow to dry for 48 hours. Remove stencil and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

6. And now you have a cute little votive holder!

This glass enamel was great to work with, had great texture, and dried nicely.



want to win a Gloss Enamels Package valued at $60 from DecoArt? {includes: 6 Gloss Enamels, 2 Stencils, 3 Glass Markers, daubers and brushes}

Here’s How: simply leave a comment telling me what glass surface you have that is screaming for some enamel! {1 entry, required}

OPTIONAL EXTRA ENTRIES {leave a comment for each entry}

  • like DecoArt on Facebook {1 entry} don’t forget to tell them Craftaholics Anonymous send you!
  • follow DecoArt on Twitter {1 entry}
  • follow Craftaholics Anonymous via RSS or email updates {1 entry}
  • pin an image from this post to your pinterest board {1 entry} {OR repin this one:}
  • tweet or FB about this giveaway and include this link:  {1 entry for each}   for example:

Loving this Glass Enamel giveaway! $60 value from @DecoArt_Inc hosted by @CraftaholicAnon

Rules: Giveaway ends Feb. 1, 2012 at 11:59pm ET. Winner will be chosen at random. Open to residents of the USA only.

disclosure: this post is brought to you by DecoArt. i received free products to try. all opinions are 100% mine.


pssst: i can’t wait to stop by the DecoArt’s CHA booth this weekend in California. i hear they have some new glass paint products in the works….that include glitter! ahhh, i’m so excited to go! only 3 more {long} days until CHA!

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 253

    I have old center pieces from our wedding that could use a little crafting for re-gifting!

  2. 254

    Hi, I’m new to your site but I would love to decorate the glass canisters I have in my kitchen. Thanks!

  3. 255

    I liked DecoArt on FB!

  4. 256

    I repinned the giveaway image of the votives.

  5. 257

    I follow DecoArt on Twitter

  6. 258

    I tweeted about the giveaway! @LauraMaggie11

  7. 259

    I follow you on twitter! @LauraMaggie11

  8. 260

    I have a whole bunch of jars collected for my wedding that I would love to enamel!

  9. 261

    I want to do this on my trifle dish!

  10. 263

    I like DecoArt on facebook!

  11. 264

    Fallow on facebook and fan of ca

  12. 265

    I have a few glass containers for the kitchen that need embellishment! Candle holders as well! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  13. 266

    Pinned on Pinterest!

  14. 267

    I subscribe to your email feed!

  15. 268

    Would like to liven up the window on the door of a small cabinet. Great giveaway!

  16. 269

    I would love to try this out on some old farm house windows I have.

  17. 272

    I have a large glass kitchen canister I’m in the process of making over – it is currently at a standstill, so I’d live to win some paint products and get some renewed inspiration! Thx for the opp to win!!

  18. 273

    I could decorate some wine or champagne glasses for my wedding party as unique glasses to toast with and give as a memorable gift!

  19. 274

    I have tons of glass that could use some decorating! I think the first thing I would do is decorate some vases I have.

  20. 275
    Sandra Moak

    I like you on FB!

  21. 276
    Sandra Moak

    I like Decoart on FB!!!

  22. 277
    Sandra Moak

    I have some ceramic tile that is screaming for color!!!

  23. 278
    Pam Shipman

    I do crafts with my grandkids and we save every jar in the house for crafts. This would be so easy to use with them to decorate glass jars with.

  24. 279
    Melissa Aguayo

    I receive the RSS and pinned it to my board!

  25. 280

    I’d love to do this with some large bottles and vases I got from the thrift store. I LOVE digging for treasures and found a big batch of beauties I’ve been saving for just such an occasion.

  26. 281

    I save all my glass jars from the grocery store..the Mason type jars…and am looking for a fun and functional craft for them.

  27. 282

    For stenciling glass, Do you bake it with the stencil on? I an trying to do something like this for a gift and I don’t want to get it wrong.