Thursday, August 2, 2012


Now a days I am obsessed with lights and what ever I think of making is related to lights/candles. 
We all will be having old glass cups in our house, either it will be a tea cup or a juice glass( I’m talking about the transparent ones). Whether it’s a good one or bad it doesn’t take much time to convert it into a beautiful candle holder. Let’s see how.

Take the cup/glass which you are going to use, wash and keep it under sunlight to dry. Now take the color which you are having, either acrylic or poster in a bowl.. Add water and make it a semi translucent liquid. Transparency of the glass depends on the amount of water you mix with color.  Take care while mixing water and color.. It should not form any bubbles or lumps. I did a mistake while mixing it and one of my piece got small lump in it. 

Now pour the color into the glass. Make sure you don’t fall short of color. (don't worry u can always reuse the color which is left). Start rotating the cup/glass slowly with 2 hands as shown in the pic. 

Once the whole glass is filled with color  hold it downwards to drain of excess color to the bowl. 

I applied the same procedure to my other glass also.......

 Wipe out the excess color slowly from the sides with a tissue/cotton.Keep it under the sunlight for 1 day .Ensure that it has dried completely so that you can keep the candle inside it and use..
I experimented it using different color's with different color concentration to check the transparency. You can try your own combinations .....

I mixed some color with fevicol and got this effect on my glass…Here the design of the glass can be seen when its lighted… 

What are you guys waiting, take out your old cup/glass ware and try it out now… If u want to impress someone or do a candle light dinner then this will be a great idea. 

Checkout my other candle project  here 

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  1. This one is cool soumya.......definitely try it....thanx 2....keep it up!!!

  2. Hey Sowmya..Cup Candles are really looking nice... just loved it.. Very creative..

  3. Oh this is awesome!!!! I'm going to make a bunch!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

    1. OMG, you liked it... Thanks a lot Christine... Your comments are very inspiring... :)