Showcase your favorite pictures with these chic photo votives that look picture perfect when glowing. This DIY is easier than you think and hardly costs anything. Use square-shaped candleholders from the dollar store, and you're on your way to a really special decoration for your home or a memorable homemade gift. And you can use regular printing paper and your home printer to create the finished votives.
What You'll Need:
- Four pictures
- Square-shaped votive
- Spray adhesive
- Clear spray sealant
- Start by selecting four of your favorite pictures to use for creating the votive. You can use black-and-white pictures or ones with vibrant color; both create chic results. Use a ruler to measure one side of the votive, and print your pictures to fit the candleholder.
- Trim the pictures to fit the sides of the candle, and then double-check the sizing. Protect your worktable with a newspaper, flip over the votive, cover the bottom with tape, and give the sides a quick coat of spray adhesive. Now carefully position the pictures on the sides of the votive and let things dry for at least an hour before the next step.
- Take the dry votives outdoors or to a well-ventilated area, and place upside down on a newspaper-protected area. Give the candleholder a light coat of sealant, and then touch up as needed.
- Once they're dry, pop a tea light in the finished votives and enjoy the glowing pictures.