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Hydrodipped Candlesticks for Christmas

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  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Ceramic Candlesticks
    • 5 Gallon Bucket of Tepid Water
    • Coffee Stirrers
    • Gloves
    • Drop Cloth or Plastic Sheeting

This easy technique using enamel paints and water add a fun and different look to your plain candlesticks this holiday season. A few seasonal colors bring brilliance to your fireplace mantle or Christmas dinner table. 

Step 1
Fill a 5-gallon bucket with tepid water (about 78 degrees).

Step 2
Over a protected surface, place the bucket in a reachable location and shake the enamel paints before opening. 

Step 3
Open an enamel paint and stir gently with a coffee stirrer.

Step 4
Slowly, and gently, pour the enamel paints, onto the top of the water, one at at time.

Step 5
Once all of your enamel paint colors are in the bucket, use a coffee stir stick and slowly drag it across the colors to swirl them together. 

Step 6
Very slowly, dip the candlestick into the bucket on an angle so the paint sticks. Turn the candlesticks for a swirl effect. 

Step 7
Let paint dry for at least 24 hours before handling.